…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.
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: