As promised, here are Parts I and II of an interview conducted by the webmaster of No Fact Zone, DB Ferguson, with the star of the Comedy Central show ‘The Colbert Report’, Stephen Colbert. The first part of the interview was conducted on Tuesday, May 17th, and the second part on Thursday, May 19th.
Well, Zoners, I guess this is just about it. My second to last post. I still have to post the interview with Stephen, which will happen tomorrow. And yes, you will definitely love this interview. But this post is for me to talk to all of you for a while, one last time, through the medium of this site.
EPISODE NUMBER: 7068 (May 19, 2011)
GUESTS: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
SEGMENTS: John Lithgow Performs Gingrich Press Release; Better Know a District – Illinois’ Fightin’ 18th (Aaron Schock); Clergy-Matic Ecclesi-Action Center 3:16; History of Life on Earth
VIDEOS: Wednesday, May 19, 2011
My goodness, what a long, strange trip it’s been. I may have had to fall off the blog lately (work and lots of overseas travel sucked up my time), but you people have been a huge part of my life for almost four and a half years now — unbelievable!
So how, I thought to myself, can I possibly come up with anything like a coherent post with which to say goodbye? Answer: I can only go back to the beginning (well, sort of). I’d been watching the show since the debut episode, when I busted out laughing at the over-the-top credits and didn’t stop until the end. But you know how it goes with Stephen: you find the show, you love it, you watch it religiously, and after a while you drive your friends nuts with the constant references. (To paraphrase Sarah Vowell — you know that Kevin Bacon game? Well, I was like that with The Colbert Report; talking to me on any subject would invariably lead back to him before long.) And then you get tickets to the show, you meet Stephen, and the real whirlwind begins!
As long as we’re still up, we’ll keep bringing you all the news that’s fit to print. And here are two tidbits, one about an interview with Stephen and the other about Jimmy Fallon.
I’ve been sincerely touched while reading all of those of you who have talked about how much your Zoner friends have meant to you. This post is a place for you to exchange user names and online contact info so that everyone can keep in touch.
Greetings, Zoners. It’s hard to believe that our fun here is drawing to a close, but the Rapture waits for no one. It’s time for me to wrap up my tenure as a Completist, then pack for the Rapture. (We can take stuff with us, right? Because I’m totally taking my Flatpoint High t-shirt and my Colbert Report “C” hat.) I’ve had an amazing time here, both as a Zoner and a Completist, and while I’m sad it’s ending, I’ll be leaving with some fantastic memories.
I know, I know: you all dream of working for Stephen Colbert. You imagine he would be the greatest boss in the world – kind of like a super-cool Jim Anderson father to your inner Kathy or Bud. I imagine working for Stephen on ‘The Colbert Report’ is kind of like working for DB on the No Fact Zone: a cool boss, funny and talented work-mates, and an intelligent and appreciative audience that joins in the fun. But then I watch the show and think. “why does he treat his staff so badly??”
EPISODE NUMBER: 7067 (May 18, 2011)
GUESTS: Pander-tron 8000, Austan Goolsbee
SEGMENTS: Osama bin Laden’s Replacement, Tip/Wag – Ohio Legislature & Facebook, Breaking Newt – Pander-tron 8000
VIDEOS: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Hey Zoners! The countdown to Rapture continues, and before I get taken up, I want to say how much I have loved being a part of this amazing community. NFZ has been a special home for me for the last 4 years, nearly 3 of those as a Completist. I’m tremendously proud of all the work we have done, and I’ll always be grateful to have been a part of NFZ.