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Colbert Hopes 'Carpocalypse' Doesn't Destroy LA So He Can Go Win an Emmy (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 15th 2011 10:20AM
'The Colbert Report'Stephen Colbert jumped on board the "Carpocalypse" bandwagon Thursday on 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central), joining forces with those freaking out about the closure of California's I-405 through the weekend on. Sure, the 405 is the busiest highway in the country, but it's still just a road closure.

But that hasn't stopped Californians, and the media, from using apocalyptic terms to describe the situation like "carmageddon" and "carpocalypse."

"This is the big one, folks," he said, emphasizing that this is far worse than the earthquakes, wildfires and other hardships Californians have endured. "Increased traffic on two off-peak days. Do you know what that means? Someone might have to walk someplace!"

He used this as a segue to talk about his own upcoming trip to LA when Emmy time comes around, as he was nominated for three awards, including going up against his "friend for six months" Jimmy Fallon in Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

In a moment of true friendship he wished Fallon luck, adding, "By which I mean good luck to me. May the best Stephen Colbert win." Of course, it could be 'The Daily Show' that takes it again and then they both lose.

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Why is this guy still on TV??????

July 15 2011 at 1:02 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

thank goodness for motorcycles

July 15 2011 at 12:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I do live here and it's a freaking freeway closure people, not some huge, natural disaster. Change your plans, make other arrangements, or stay home for one weekend.

July 15 2011 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

whats the point of this useless crap story--lets pronounce his name col-bert

July 15 2011 at 10:56 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Up his noze
he doesn't live here thank God

July 15 2011 at 10:42 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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