'It was balls-alicious,' Stewart said. 'Apparently he was under the impression that they'd hired him to do what he does every night on television'--that is, make fun of conservatives, public officials and the press in the guise of an O'Reillyesque talk show host.Jon Stewart Defends Colbert's Dinner Speech (Editor and Publisher)
'We've never been prouder of him, but HOLY ----,' Stewart added.
He also described the annual dinner as 'where the President and the press corps consummate their loveless marriage.'
Colbert made fun of his mixed reception at the dinner, re-running the tape of one of his jokes with the audience barely reacting. He described this as "very respectful silence," and said that actually the crowd loved him.
"They practically carried me out on their shoulders," he said, "even though I wasn't ready to go."