Ticked by the schtick, Capitol Hill lawmakers barely cracked a smile when comedian Stephen Colbert tried to be vaguely amusing - without result.

Well, the result did make ME laugh when he got kicked out of the hearing room, but even D.C. reporters thought Colbert was out of line.

Seven guards were brought in to escort Mr. UnFunny out of the halls of Congress.


Stephen Colbert 's routine as a Republican commentator on his hit TV show might leave millions of his fans laughing every night, but he failed to amuse lawmakers Friday during a House panel hearing on farm jobs and illegal immigrants.

 Colbert stayed in character during testimony as he made light of his experience working for one day as a farm worker. 

"America's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables," he said. "Now the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many Americans have already started."

While some audience members laughed, most the members of the House Judiciary subcommittee barely cracked a smile.