Tuesday, October 23, 2007
"I Am America (And So Can You!)"
And then I had a picture of the big big line that my neighbors Gary and Cyndi and I had been standing in for two-and-a-half hours to see Stephen Colbert at the Apple Store, which is how I think I got the cold; it was being passed down the line. A line that stretched from Prince Street up Greene to Houston. And that cell phone picture came out looking crappy, too.
So you'll just have to take my word for it that we were there and enjoying the popular comedian as he read chapters on Religion and Sex from his new book. Then he stepped out of character--the character he refers to as "willfuly ignorant" and a "holy innocent"--and was interviewed and did a Q&A with the audience. I'm looking for the name of the guy who interviewed him and it's not on the site and I didn't write it down.
Some interesting facts:
- Colbert toured with Second City's touring company in the late '80s. They would go to small towns where Second City's touring company would be it for that night. At the end of the show they'd announce, "We're Second City and we'll be in the bar across the street" and thus, they would never have to pay for their own drinks.
- Some of the character's opinions are ones that Colbert shares, but he's not telling us which ones, and
- A fan in the Pacific Northwest fed his book to a bear.
There's a podcast available, or at least there should be, because the Apple Store was taping one. And somebody should have pictures posted somewhere too, because they didn't use my camera phone.