If you watch the The Colbert Report often enough you will notice something, Colbert has a lot of religious folk on. He has had N.T. Wright and James Martin to name a few. The L.A. TImes has a nice exploration of this that you should read right now.
Here’s a taste:
“The brilliance of The Colbert Report is its refusal to dismiss or denigrate the religion with jokes that equate faith with idiocy or churchgoing with bovine surrender. Instead Colbert attempts to extricate what he sees as the essential message of Christianity from the piles of intellectual rot and political carpet bags that have been piled on and around it in the last 10 years.”
Who said religion can’t be funny? Oh, no one? My bad, religion is hilarious! What if we called it Religionous! Winner.