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.
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.