Colbert Cracks Audience up With Louisiana Chicken Boxing Jokes

By Michelle Souther in Louisiana Radio Network Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert poked some fun at the Louisiana Legislature on his show Wednesday night over one lawmaker’s fight to keep the sport of chicken boxing alive. Opelousas Senator Elbert Guillory opposes a bill that would expand Louisiana’s ban on cockfighting. “Senator Guillory explained that the chickens …

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‘Chicken Boxing’ Not Cockfighting: La. Senator

By Melinda Deslatte In The Huffington Post BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana senator is opposing a bill that would close loopholes in a state cockfighting ban, saying it threatens the legitimate, less bloody sport of “chicken boxing.” The criticism from Republican Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas, seemed to confuse senate judiciary committee members …

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