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…And I screamed and clapped so loudly that my throat still hurts a bit. It was so much fun and Colbert is just a little kid doing a grown up’s job. He’s so active and lively. Hell, he even lip-syncs to the songs played during the commercial breaks (intermission in the studio) and even danced a little before his exit. While his on-screen character is exaggerated purposely on TV, his real life persona is much more humble. Before the show started, he took a few questions from the audience and answered them in a serious yet light-hearten tone. I could write an essay about my experience but let’s just leave it at this:

  • If you live in New York, GET TICKETS—THEY’RE FREE!!
  • If you do get tickets, you (and guests) can only attend once every 6 months.
  • Do be prepared to wait in line (get comfy shoes) and scream and clap until your voice is gone and hands ache.
  • HAVE FUN!! BE ACTIVE!! LAUGH LOUDLY!! Clap and cheer every chance you get.
  • No pictures or beverages allowed and they have metal detectors and perform bag checks, just to be safe.

Now about Colbert:

  • He is a really, really good dancer.
  • The camera (and TV) doesn’t do him justice. Go see him live if you can/have the chance to. Seriously, it’s worth it.
  • He’s a rare gem of a person. You ever get that feeling that a person is genuinely good and kind? That’s what you get when you see him in action. There’s no falseness to him (except when he’s in-character).
  • He really interacts with his audience. He even took a selfie with an audience member (she requested beforehand) and threw wrist bands that he wears on his show for the audience to catch.
  • He’s very improvisational and feeds off of the audience. If they’re positive and cheering, he’ll feed off of that and project it back to us.
  • It sucks that his show ends in a few episodes (I think he mentioned about 36-38 episodes). This means that by December-January, he’s closing his show and moving on to host The Late Night Show after David Letterman leaves.

Annnnd, that’s all I can say. In reality and retrospect, it’s an experience. It’s one of the best times you’ll have if you’re in the city and definitely worth the trip, the wait and (hopefully minor) pain your throat and hands will go through.

The Colbert Report taping report Hello, everyone! This is StephenSmile64 coming to you with yet another taping reporT from June 4, 2014. I did not attend this particular taping, but my friend did and she was kind enough to pass on some information to me.

She and two of her friends attended the taping and it went down without a hitch. To quote her, she excitedly stated, “He was amazing and hilarious!” She said that he was very chatty with the audience and clearly in a fantastic mood. According to her, most of the questions during the Q&A were typical and commonly asked, but one that did stand out to her was the following:

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The Colbert Report taping report Hubster Karenatasha has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the February 4th, 2014 taping of “The Colbert Report”.

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Today was one of the greatest days of my life. (Warning: straight geekin ahead)

I got 4 tickets to the Colbert Report a few months ago. I had no idea at the time, but it was for May 13th, Stephen’s 50th birthday.

We got there. My fourth friend texted me super last minute that she wouldn’t make it. A small disappointment.

After a few hours of waiting, we got in. There just happened to be three seats in the FRONT ROW. And we got to sit there! Serendipitous.

During the Q/A, I was the second one called on. I was the first person to wish him happy birthday. Since I’m transferring to Northwestern in the fall, I asked him about his experience as a transfer to NU. We had a nice, fairly long conversation and he asked me a bunch of questions. He was the absolutely the nicest person I’ve ever met.

And when the cameras turned on, he was the hilarious and misguided idiot everyone sees on tv. /also he’s very handsome/// it was great so much other stuff happened I can’t even believe it happened ahhhhhhhh

April 24, 2014: The Taping ReporT!

The Colbert Report taping report Your trusty CN Helper got a chance to check out the April 24th, 2014 taping of ‘The Colbert Report’. This is the post-Colb-pocolypse nostalgia edition.


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March 6th, 2014: The Taping ReporT!

The Colbert Report taping report’s Bob Datz writes of his experience attending the March 6th taping of “The Colbert Report”.

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February 3rd, 2014: The Taping ReporT!

Hello, everyone!! It’s me, Stephensmile64, returning with another Taping ReporT. Please everyone, sit down, sit down and hold your applause. Thank you!

I attended the February 3rd taping with my friend Nicole. This was her first taping and had never really watched the show, so this was going to be a totally new experience for her. I met her our first semester in graduate school, so for the past two years, she has been listening to me speak about my Stephen love (very willingly and enthusiastically, may I add). So when my friend informed me two weeks ago that she was unable to attend this taping, I asked Nicole if she wanted to come. I had a feeling she would really enjoy herself. And she happily said YES!

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At the Colbert Report on Monday, Stephen posed a tricky question to the audience during a commercial break. Apparently as he and his wife were brushing their teeth the night before, he said something that included the phrase “leave it be.” She corrected him, saying the right phrase is “let it be”….


Tonight (technically, yesterday) I was lucky enough to attend a taping of the Colbert Report! It’s really late and I just got home, BUT here are some quick highlights:

(Disclaimer: I haven’t seen the show that aired yet.)

Q&A was relatively uneventful; Stephen was witty as always but the…

December 17th, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

Hubster maxxamerica has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the December 17th taping of “The Colbert Report”.

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