Monthly Archive: July 2011

A Trip to the Colbert Report

I  know that posts have been sparse here the last couple of days that’s because both days started at 7 AM and ended late. On Tuesday my daughter Elizabeth, ever the one to figure things out and pull me and her mother out of our stay at home comfort modes, got to tickets to The Colbert Report! Luckily, her brother Peter, who went with her the previous week to The Daily Show, had to work so Dad got to go!

It was a good time but a long day! We drove and it’s really the first time I’ve driven in the city. I was surprised how easy it was!  Up 10th Avenue to 54th and the studio was right there. We arrived at about 3:30 to be assured that we would get in, as a result we were numbers 16 and 17. They let us into the room outside of the studio around 5:50 and then into the studio about an hour later. We were surprised at how small the set was! The warm up comedian came on around 7:10 and was very funny – at one point he did point out that Elizabeth and I were father and daughter and that I was another “Cool Dad” one of two or three that were there with their daughters! Colbert came out, “out of character” (they stressed several times before the show “you do know it’s a character, right!) at 7:30 or so and answered questions from the audience. I didn’t know he was such a fan of Lord of the Rings and his big news was that Peter Jackson invited him to the set of The Hobbit and he is going at the end of August!

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