Thanks to lovely Leila, I got to go to the Colbert Report last night with Lily!! It was too much fun. The only downside of the experience was that as typical but still unfortunate nonetheless, they don't allow you to take photos inside the studio - so you'll just have to make do with these photos and watch the show!
Oh god. You really let us down last night by not saving us from these people. I had never actually met this specimen before so I didn't have evidence that they existed until last night - they actually believe Colbert's persona and think he's an awesome far-right republican like O-Reilly who speaks the truth. They were drunk and so irritating. The warm-up comic had to bring out a humongous shotgun prop to attempt to silence them. In the end, social pressure and the buzz wearing off sort of shut them up...sort of.
And look at who we befriended! A cute fluffball that most likely belongs to someone working at the Colbert Report. I'm jealous of this person for two reasons.
On the way home Lily, a long time lover of Montel, was psyched to find his studio!
Colbert and his team were fantastic - Colbert is of course blessed with the most hilariously expressive face and bundle of talent, mega-brains and star power. His production team was impressive - organized and communicative and seemed to be having a great time working! The warm-up comic was hilarious. It was a super fun experience - highly recommended!
Thanks again to Leila for the great gift and to Lily for being my date!