Birth of a Nation

Back in 2005, before The Colbert Report started, I was lucky enough to spend several days trailing Stephen Colbert as he put together the show with his staff. Colbert’s in the news this week–well, he’s always in the news, but this week he’s broadcasting from Iraq–and since the show is now a pillar of late-night comedy, it seemed like a good time to revisit the days when it was a tentative experiment. I’ve added my article on Colbert to the archives (expanded from its original publication, when it was truncated so as to make more space for Jann Wenner’s epic Q&A with Bono).

After four years, I still laugh every time Colbert races over to the interview desk, arms triumphantly in the air, stealing the audience’s applause for his guest.

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