Videodrone: Jann Wenner Knows What The Kids Want

May 11th, 2007 // 11 Comments

Jann Wenner
Special Guest
(Comedy Central)

In this clip from last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Jann Wenner shows up to plug the fortieth-anniversary issue of Rolling Stone. Not only does the shaggy Jann-Jann shamelessly play to the boomers with a “Dylan for President” joke, he responds to Stephen Colbert’s query about the state of rock n’ roll by meagerly invoking Prince, John Mayer and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Somewhere, a stung Mark Knopfler is firing off a mean-spirited email.twostar.jpg


  1. RepentTokyo

    wow if you look closely you can see him fading into obscurity.

    and where’s the southern rock?!?!?!?!

  2. Ed Corcoran

    Wait, did he just say that Dylan’s Canadian? I really hope that he’s just playing along. But I am willing to believe otherwise.

  3. Hertz32

    No Molly Hatchet?

  4. dollywould

    @Ed Corcoran: Oh I fully believe he thinks Dylan’s Canadian.

    How did “Sweet Home Alabama” or “Free Bird” not make the list? (I assume, as I’ve not actually read the issue.)

  5. Lucas Jensen

    I think that was a joke about the Canadian thing because he says Hibbing right afterwards. I actually expected the worst and found him kinda tolerable. Which is not much of a compliment.

  6. Anonymous

    @graeffufighting: I mean that was my first cringe. though I agree with Lucas… I expected worse.

  7. Dick Laurent is dead.

    I give it 1 1/2 stars…Jann looks surprised to see that his magazine gets put out every month.

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