The Colbert Report
You can’t turn on the news without hearing about another senseless shooting somewhere in the city. To make matters worse, Chicago’s gun violence recently took the national stage—not on Fox News or CNN where you might expect it, but on Comedy Central. Thanks to Stephen Colbert, Chicago was the butt of a joke likening our violence to the crisis in Syria. Who knew we’d come to miss the Superfan jokes that once dominated our city’s national reputation.
Best of Chicago 2013