Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The Colbert Report - LIVE
I recently went to New York City to see a taping of the Comedy Central TV Show "The Colbert Report". For those who don't know the history of Stephen Colbert, he used to be a reporter for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, carrying out fake interviews and skits with a disturbing gravitas.
He now has his own show and it is extremely funny. The show tapes in New York City and I went to his web site for tickets to the show and they sent me an email confirm. On the day of the taping I got there around 4:30pm and waited outside until they brought us in to the studio around 6pm in the waiting room. Luckily they had an awning for shade because it was extremely hot or I would have melted out on the sidewalk.
The show started around 7pm. There were about 100 people in the studio, and the show moved very quickly. The only part they taped twice was the very beginning where he tells 3 jokes while looking at 3 different cameras in turn.
I had a great time and would highly recommend it if you are a fan of the show. He treated the audience well and everyone was very enthusiastic.
I leave this post with a picture of a Cave Bear skeleton (extinct in the US, happily) from the New York Museum of Natural History. Colbert always has a healthy fear of bears which he calls inhuman killing machines so I figured it would be an appropriate note.