by David Sirota
May 30, 2008
NEW YORK – As promised yesterday, here is a link to the video from my appearance on The Colbert Report. It’s hard to come up with exactly the right word to describe what it feels like to be on Stephen’s show. It’s somewhere between fun and excruciating – and really, it’s both at the same time (does saying that make me a masochist?).
Before the show, Stephen came by the green room to say hello and chat. He’s much different off the air than on, in that he’s not in character. The first time I went on (2 years ago) he made sure I understood his character is satirical (apparently, some guests – mostly conservatives – don’t get the joke). This time around we just chatted about other things, and traded a few stories about living in the Willard dorm at Northwestern, where we both went to college.