YouTube member DavidKanevsky1980 just posted some amazing videos of Stephen Colbert in Iraq that I simply must share. Also watching these videos, and watching Stephen interact with the troops reminds me yet again that if he doesn’t win an Emmy this year for his work there, I’m personally going to go and kick the shins of every Emmy voting member I can find.
If you’ve never been to a live show, and you’ve heard the stories of the Q&A’s before the show, this will really bring to life how lucky that the studio audience is every night. From the spin, to the questions about Sweetness, to discussions about his haircut, this is filled with moments that, let’s be honest, will make you squee just a little.
The Star Spangled Banner
How many times have we seen Stephen sing the “Star Spangled Banner”? That would be a lot. But to see him sing with a member of our armed forces, with a sea of camo at attention in respect to our National Anthem, is almost overwhelming. It’s now officially my favorite rendition of his singing the song.
Stephen Colbert warms up the crowd
Here’s another video of Stephen before a “Going Commando” show, this one obviously before the first show due to the fact that he has hair.
“You Are The Best” – Live!
I really respect how the show didn’t just come in and do their job of taping the show, that they actually worked hard to entertain the troops. This song will be instantly recognizable to those who have always loved the Tek Jansen segments on the show. I love any time that Jason Baker gets to sing in that amazing, 80′s hair band twang of his, and to see it live for a very enthusiastic audience made me smile terribly.