As much as I enjoyed the sarcastic humor in the Daily Show and the Colber Report, as the years went on, I stopped watching them. For one and only one reason: I worried that instead of getting enraged, we were merely laughing things off.
If you were to go back and watch some of those clips, I bet you will agree with me. Those were some serious, serious issues that the mostly liberal audience was laughing away--of course, for catharsis, more than anything else. But, laughter has never overhauled society. In fact, while we laughed and laughed till we cried, the others whom we were laughing at were loudly and openly gaining strength.
I provide you the following Colbert clip from six years ago as a piece of evidence. Where was the outrage at Rush Limbaugh's and Steve King's atrocious statements? I bet you also see how much of the fascist's rhetoric is along the same vein, right?
Or, how about this one from five years ago?