The second episode of his new show is on in about an hour. Aren't you excited?
From the somewhat old linked article:
Colbert’s ... fake-news program, “The Colbert Report,” which, starting in October, will air just after the fake news on “The Daily Show.” “It’ll be like O’Reilly segueing into Hannity, Hannity into Greta, Larry King into Aaron Brown,” he said. “I love that Aaron Brown, the way he sucks the flavor out of every word, and I love the way he mulls. No one mulls the news like Aaron Brown.” If “The Daily Show” is faux evening news, “The Colbert Report” will be faux Bill O’Reilly. “The focus will be me, lots of me,” Colbert said. “Occasionally, we’ll turn the camera elsewhere, but only for pacing.” And what sort of presence will “Stephen Colbert” have? “My ambition is to have Stone Phillips’s neck and Geraldo Rivera’s sense of mission.”...Deaf in one ear. I can only think of one other genius who is/was deaf in one ear.
Colbert is forty-one, a native of South Carolina, one of eleven children, the father of three, a suburban guy, and deaf in one ear. “I had this weird tumor as a kid, and they scooped it out with a melon baller.”
I love the opening credits for "The Colbert Report." The use of the eagle is so disturbing!
Digression: The other day, I was driving around in the countryside and I saw these beautiful birds of prey swooping about. Eagles, I think. I saw one up ahead going at some roadkill, and I was excited at the opportunity to get close to the magnificent bird. As I pulled up next to the roadkill, the bird flew away, and I smelled and saw that the roadkill was a skunk. Imagine thinking a skunk was a tasty treat. I don't understand birds.