Review: Stephen Colbert’s THE WØRD

Combining two of our favorite addictions, has begun periodically turning off the TV in order to review TV-related iPhone Apps.

Whether you’ve been too busy watching Letterman and Conan rip Jay Leno a new one, or simply getting too old to stay up past THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central has now made the best part of THE COLBERT REPORT available at your fingertips with their handy little iPhone App THE WØRD.

What Works: In a word, everything. Thanks to the ability to search for ‘Wørds’ by air date, popularity, or alphabetically and stream them over both Wi-Fi and/or 3G networks at the touch of a finger, fans can now enjoy Stephen Colbert’s THE WØRD when they want where they want it. Which means that your lineup at the grocery store, coffee shop or DMV just got a helluva lot more bearable courtesy of a countless number of four-to-seven minute ‘Wørds’ (updated weekly) nestled squarely in the palm of your hand. Plus, unlike the FAMILY GUY App, the ‘Wørds’ stream commercial free (Although we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that unobtrusive banner ads do appear at the bottom of your screen while you search through clips.)

What Doesn’t: In all truthiness, not only is there quite a bit of room for improvement with regards to the choppy and blocky video playback when watching video over 3G, playback can at times be about as reliable as FOX NEWS with clips on more than one occasion failing to appear, or worse, crashing the program entirely.

The Bottom Line: At less than the price of a cup of coffee, THE WØRD is a must own for card-carrying members of Colbert Nation.

Stephen Colbert’s THE WØRD is available on iTunes for $0.99 cents.

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  • TVFan

    How did I not know about this? Thanks for the heads up TVA.

  • Ace

    Ooo…as a fellow iPhone addict (seriously, we are inseparable), I LOVE this feature :). My personal favorite TV related one is the IMDB app. No more will I have to argue with someone what show/movie an actor was in while away from a computer :-P.

  • theTVaddict


    Way to spoil my upcoming review :)

  • Alicia

    The IMDB app is brilliant. Plus I don’t even have to leave the couch or pick up my laptop to prove I am right about an actor/movie. Brilliant!

  • Ace

    Haha, sorry! :) I seriously love that one though. The Amazon app is really cool too. You can take a picture of a DVD (and many other products) in a store and it will automatically come up w/ the same thing on Amazon.