Gang, I can’t tell you how hard it’s been, being buried at work while all this Stephen Colbert-related goodness has been going on. What an exciting time for all of them! (And thank Heaven for the rest of the NFZ crew for picking up the blogging workload I’ve been unable to handle lately!)
This is a charming little post-Emmy item (old photo and all), with some great quotes from Stephen on his win. From Fancast:
Stephen Colbert: “I Owe Everything to Jon Stewart”
Where does an Emmy award-winning comedian go after attending the Emmys? The Comedy Central post-Emmy celeb party of course, the network that took the careers of many comedians to the next level …
South Park’s Trey Parker was the first celeb to arrive and literally got the party started (as he is prone to do, according to several partygoers), and Stephen Colbert was as exuberant as you would expect after his show’s Emmy wins. “I was thrilled, especially for my writers,” he told us before entering the party. “For the 3 that were nominated, winning for writing was the nicest one. I couldn’t do what I was doing without these guys behind me. And girls! I’m so happy for them; they deserve them so much.”
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We were curious to find out what was going through his mind as he realized they had won; “I really thought Jon was gonna win everything this year. My first thought, the first thing we did was we just hugged each other. I was so happy that he was there because I owe everything to him.” Colbert’s award will have a permanent home in his library. “The room [in his home] that was my baby was my library. We have floor to ceiling bookshelf, with the rolling ladder, a Henry Higgins kind of library. On the top, I found out before I left that an Emmy would fit on the top shelf!”
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Awwww! Thanking Jon, referencing My Fair Lady, and giving the big love to his writers … is it any wonder we love this guy? (I also covet his library and grin at the mental image of him “mingling” with Kanye West.)
Congratulations again, you EMMY AWARD WINNING WRITING STAFF! We couldn’t be happier for you, and it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bunch of people.
Hat tip to shamskygirl for the link!