from this months "Oprah" magazine -(my scanners broken sorry!)
As the devastatingly deadpan Robin to Jon Stewart's Batman on The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert is an eyebrow just waiting to arch.
The 41 year old "news correspondent" captures the typical banter of your average talking head and wrings it into an expression of exsquiste irony. But this month, the man who brought us such cherished segments as "Stephen Colbert's Interviews I Could Get" and "This Week In God", the man who once made his darling freckle faced daughter play the role of the oil industry so he could gril her on air, is hanging up his trench coat to host his own half-hour interview show. What will The Colbert Report skewer? Well, it's lucky Bill O'Reilly has such a terrific sense of humor...
0 -So tell me about The Colbert Report?
SC - Repor
0 - The Colbert Repor? You don't pronounce the "t"?
SC - That's right; we're saving up all the "t" pronunciations and giving them to charity.
O - Very philanthropic. Were you always funny?
SC - Well,I'm the youngest of 11 kids. My house was ruled by humorocracy-whoever was funniest at the moment was king. But I am not the funniest in my family.
O - Like most small children, did you dream of someday becoming a fake news correspondent on basic cable ?
SC - (LAUGHS) You know, my dad was a doctor, but he was always saying, "Go be a whaler. Be an ice climber. You don't want to be a lawyer - go raft the Amazon."We were not people of means, but the rule in our house was :Never refuse an adventure.
O - Wow! The rule in our house was:Stay away from the pork.
SC - Also good.
0 - Well, it worked for us.Does The Colbert Report qualify as a legitimate adventure
SC - Absolutely