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September 13, 2007 |
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How was it to be on the Colbert Report? He poked a little fun, but seemed a true fan. And what do you think of this kind of political humor?
Mr. Colbert is a dazzling actor, smart, bounding on stage, bigger than life, and his TV character is a tour de force. An exhausting one to play, I would think, and a difficult one to keep airborne for a long run, but bravo for him. I think Mr. Colbert should make a movie: take his character and give him a family and home and in-laws and a day job. He'd be pretty fabulous on the big screen. For the guest on the show, it's a delight to be made fun of by funny people and it's an adventure to see over-the-top comedy, excessive, brash, tasteless, the sort of comedy I never aspired to, being a Brethren boy, but enjoy nonetheless and they were gracious as could be. That's the sweet part. A big hit show and a famous host and they're riding high, but he still comes over to your dressing room and says hello and chats for a minute. The writers come by and chat, though they're busy. Everybody having a good time. I liked being there though I have no idea how the little interview went over. Felt like I bombed but who knows.