The Late Show Host Stephen Colbert, Drew Kicks-Off "Good Dad Program" & Designed By Drew!
ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD’S THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW
“THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT” HOST STEPHEN COLBERT REVEALS WHICH PERSONA IS MOST LIKE HIM, ITEMS HE KEEPS ON HIS DESK & MORE!
DREW KICKS-OFF SIGNATURE SERIES “GOOD DAD PROGRAM” WITH DAD WHO FOUNDED DADS MARRIED TO DOCTORS
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Stephen Colbert Reveals Items on His Desk Including Cow Bone With His Name Carved In It
Stephen: Can I ask a question? Are you making Papier-mâché? Why do you have so many newspapers in front of you? You look like the mother of a third grader about to make a piñata.
Drew: And it’s true we could because I just figured I think in some contexts I always wonder, why is there nothing on that desk? Because my desk at home is a complete you know what show.
Stephen: I don’t actually know what Drew.
Drew: You have something on your desk?
Stephen: I have a bone with my name carved in it. This was a bone that I found in my brother’s yard when I was a child. It’s a cow bone, I’ll have you know before anyone sends forensics. I have a cup. I have my phone and I have this. It’s a leather coaster, that’s it.
Stephen Colbert Shares Which Persona Is Most Like Him
Drew: What persona, character is the most like you in real life? Is it Colbert? Is it the man who is hosting The Late Night Show?
Stephen: No this is me, the old guy was kind of like a confession of my insecurities and also my sort of I don’t know appetite anybody may have if they just gave into their ego completely. If they just gave into every indulgence like I have to be the most important person, I have to be the thing that everything is about, I can never be wrong, you have to love me. All of those things are always kind of nagging at, at least my mind, it’s like a confession of weakness the old character. All these indulgences of selfishness that your psyche is always asking you to give into. The great thing about the old show is that I could piggyback on his desires and his ego and pretend they weren’t my own but really it was just a mask you could wear to confess. I think people maybe recognized that in themselves and maybe that’s why they didn’t consider him, I can’t use the word on daytime. It’s not a nice part of your body.
Drew: It’s a Chris Evans.
Stephen: Yeah, poor Chris Evans. So handsome and fit, I feel so sorry for him.
Drew: Do you miss that?
Stephen: Nope, not at all. I don’t miss that at all. I like being me. I like being me. This is so much better. A, the old show I didn’t have the greatest band in television Jon Batiste and Stay Human. The old show I couldn’t actually, sometimes you’ve just got to come around, even the little mask that you wear as the persona of a host, come around and just speak to the audience, especially when things are particularly dark like they are right now. The brightest thing or the way to fight against the darkness is to actually just to speak honestly about and try to make a human connection because that’s really mostly what I want to do is to just have some sense of community with my audience.
Stephen Colbert on When Comedy Is Appropriate
Drew: When do you know it’s okay and appropriate to be funny?
Stephen: Wow, that question at the end came in and caught me by surprise there at the end, that’s not one I expected. That’s the Drew Barrymore touch. Comedy is always appropriate unless you are making light of someone else’s tragedy because there is something about that that I think is sacred to that person and you don’t want to diminish their experience. So a death, is not a subject. Or tragedy, a death or mortality in your life is not a subject for comedy but other people’s response to it might. Like perhaps someone who is not taking It seriously enough and not perhaps leading people towards the answer towards a tragedy in our country is a source. Because then you are talking about hypocrisy or a failure of leadership or something, you’re not talking about the tragedy itself. Often I like to say tragedy is the hub of the wheel, where the spokes are meeting, and you can talk about where the spokes go out here, how it affects our lives and that’s appropriate. The actual source, the hotspot of the tragedy itself, I think it’s the best thing to do to leave that alone because that’s not respectful to the people who are actually living the experience.
Drew: You know how and when and where to lead us into the light and humor, and where to be sacred.
Stephen: Are we still talking about Chris Evans? Because you know when to share and when not to share is what we learned about that. And light and darkness because I believe it was a black and white photograph. Very classy.
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