"I had been on him for years for that," says Stewart. "I’ve always thought that the long game for him was a show like [Late Show]. He brings elements of Parr and Carson and Kovacs and silliness and song and dance but also real intellectual curiosity that is a wonderful novel combination for that format. I think there’s been a beautiful arc to [Colbert Report]. But it was time."
Colbert tells me that he talks to Stewart “about every major career decision.” He notes that their real parting was in 2005, when Colbert left to start his own show. “I wanted someone to give me the ball, but I didn’t want to not work with Jon,” he says. “And they gave me everything I wanted; they let me be my own man, but I got to still be with my friend and the guy whose work and example I admired. That was the real discussion; Late Show wasn’t much of a discussion.”
Stephen: Jon, you don’t wanna go hip-to-hip with me.
Jon: Yeah baby.
Stephen: I’ve got the hips that could drop a litter of twins.
Comedy Central summer school. Jersey boy v. Charleston dandy edition.
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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert battle for title of World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan!
What even is this, OMG.
"Stephen, I love you"
Oh my god. These idiots. I love them.