Stephen Colbert has done a lengthy-ish interview with Reddit — out of character even, which is more than Congress got — as a reward for the site raising $500,000-plus for Colbert’s favoured charity DonorsChoose.
In it Colbert discloses that all of his guests, whether they appear to or not, know that he is in character.
No one doesn’t know I’m in character. I tell everyone first. I admire Sacha Baron Cohen, but I am not doing Ali G.
So much for that excuse. He also revealed that President George W. Bush, whom he famously roasted during the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner, “could not have been nicer, especially to my mother. I have some lovely pictures of her with him.” Before the dinner, anyway.
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