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The comedian: Stephen Colbert The straight man: President George W. Bush The collision: Performing at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner in April 2006, the faux-conservative Comedy Central host delivered a routine that was sharply critical of both George W. Bush, who sat a few seats away from Colbert at the head table, and the media. Bush did not appear amused, but it was the media who initially wrote off Colbert's routine as not funny before the public convinced them otherwise. The following year, impressionist Rich Little delivered a not-so-searing routine in which he told some Ronald Reagan jokes.
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