Colbert, Ga., to Stephen Colbert: Don't Come to Our Parade

Comedy Central star won't be invited for Fourth
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2010 7:34 AM CDT
Stephen Colbert accepts the award for best comedy album at the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert won't be invited to the Fourth of July parade in Colbert, Ga., because "his satire is probably something that we didn't feel suited our small-town atmosphere," the city's mayor says. A local professor circulated a petition seeking to invite Colbert and change the pronunciation of the city name to match the TV host's, the Augusta Chronicle reports. "We're not above taking a good joke," the mayor says. "I just don't think the Fourth of July was the appropriate venue for that."

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