Our Newest Staffer reports on “The best day of his life”

This is a post submitted by our newest (and youngest) staffer, who you may remember as the lucky young boy who got to travel to “The Colbert Report” set last summer. He’ll be submitting posts from time to time, so watch for them!

Stephen Colbert Granted My Wish!

By Jacob, Junior Senior Correspondent

Hi, my name’s Jacob and I’m 9 and in August of 2007, the Make a Wish Foundation flew me to New York so that I could meet Stephen Colbert and everybody at the Colbert Report. When we got home, my Mom made a site just for the Make a Wish people and the Colbert Report people, and she sent it to a few people, and then, like, the whole Colbert Nation found out because it got on the No Fact Zone!

I became famous. Ok, well, for a little bit.

My Mom took down the site but I wanted to stay a little famous, like, forever and see if I could get my own page in Colbert University, so here’s some of the pictures of stuff that I got to see.

Me and Stephen hanging out.
Stephen reading my card.

My card to Stephen.

Stephen thanking me for coming.

I got to hang out with the graphics guys.

I got to sit at Stephen’s Desk!!

I got all sorts of stuff. I got, like, tons of stuff. Even two pack’s of Stephen’s gum! I haven’t chewed any of it. I just put it on a shelf with his picture.

I didn’t slip.

Maybe someday I’ll have my own show, but for now it was amazing to
sit in the chair and pretend that I was Stephen. And it was really great to meet him and everyone else. It was the coolest thing that ever happened to me.


  1. Ms Interpreted says:

    Sweet! Thanks for posting, Jacob, and sharing your memories with the rest of the Nation. I hope we hear more from you in the future. Maybe, if we’re really lucky, another monkey will run away as soon as the show comes back on the air.

    Welcome to the staff! :)

  2. Wow! How can we say no to such an articulate young man (who looks to be giving the Make-a-Wish staff a much-needed education about the genius of Stephen Colbert!).

    I don’t know if we can give you a whole *page* at Colbert University, Jacob, but we can certainly make you and this post a part of our “Behind the Scenes at the Colbert Report” course:

    Thanks for taking us with you on your adventure, and giving us these wonderful glimpses of the inner sanctum!

  3. Loved it! Looking forward to more of your posts, Jacob!

  4. TheLakeEffect says:

    Jacob, I have no doubt you will become a comedic engineering martial arts teacher. May truthiness stay your path true.

  5. Somebody give this Junior Senior Correspondent a Pulitzer and a D.F.A.

    And his own spin-off about Monkeys on the Lam.

  6. Jacob ! Jacob!!!! Jacob!!!!! You’re an awesome young man! when you get your Black Belt in Comedic Martial Arts, May I sit at your feet and Learn how to engineer laughs?

  7. Definitely a dream come true. Good for you, Jacob! Thanks for telling us all about it!

  8. Kinaesthesia says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your story and photos with us, Jacob! Looks like you had a lot of fun meeting Stephen. (That lightsaber is especially cool!)

    Welcome to the team – can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us!

  9. Thanks for posting this Jacob! Those are great pictures and it’s so cool how much you got to do and see behind the scenes. And it’s, of course, amazing that you got to meet Stephen! You must’ve made the coolest wish in the history of the Make a Wish Foundation. You seem like such a great little comedian yourself! Nicely done!

  10. Congratulations Jacob on your excellent blogging debut and your awesome taste! :D

  11. Splendiferous_Zeppelin says:

    Very very very cool! Congratulations, and I’m so glad you had such a great time! The Nation knows no age boundaries, does it? :D

  12. Thanks for all the comments!

  13. Coolest kid ever, no joke. You look spiffy in the video. Keep up the good work!

  14. That is an awesome choice to visit Colberts show behind the scenes. That’s like the coolest thing you could have wished for next to a trip on the space station or something like that.

    I just saw your video on Youtube, you’re actually funny, and it kind of looked like you had your desk there and you were kind of dressed like Stephen Colbert. Maybe you should write your own script and make up your own jokes and post the episodes on Youtube and maybe call it Stephen Colbert Junior or something, maybe you can become famous this way. Especially now since the writing staff is on strike and people are looking for other stuff to watch on the internet. Just an idea..

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