8. People Who Are Destroying America
The Report has a few different video segments where the host narrates his voiceover in comically serious tones over a dim-witted pretaped bit. But "People Who Are Destroying America" was the best, specifically because of a moving, hilarious August 2013 bit about Johnny Cummings, an openly gay mayor in a backwoods Kentucky small town. Colbert assumes the townsfolk will be (like him) incensed; instead, the bit discovers a beautifully open-minded community that's wholly welcoming of Cummings and his sexuality. "I always watch The Colbert Report," Cummings later told Mother Jones about agreeing to the segment. "To get your point across, sometimes you just gotta laugh."