This older interview from the Charlie Rose show featuring Stephen Colbert is wonderful. Colbert is actually himself rather than his character ‘Stephen Colbert’ and there are some moving insights into the show as well as his own history, parts of which are very sad indeed. All of this has gotten me even more fired up for next Monday, when I’m going to go see him do his show in person. Woo! Yeah! Etc!
On a related note: this means that when I bumped into Charlie Rose at Heathrow airport over Christmas, he has already met Colbert – so guess I should have thanked him even more effusively than I did.