Stephen Colbert hosted a public access TV show in a small town in Michigan and it was great

Stephen Colbert has been off the air for almost seven months, and he’s getting antsy.

He hosted his last show on Comedy Central last December. His new show for CBS isn’t going to start on until September.

As a way to keep himself in the flow of performing, Colbert hosted a public access show in Monroe, Michigan (via The Verge). He had Eminem on as a guest. We’ve watched the first 12:41 and it’s pretty great.

This isn’t the only thing Colbert has been doing to keep busy. He’s also hosting a podcast that talks through some of the behind the scenes stuff that’s happening as he prepares his show.

Colbert’s new show will be a change of pace from his previous show, the Colbert Report. For the Colbert Report, he played a pompous right wing pundit.

For the new show, he’s just going to be himself. It turns out, Colbert as himself might be an even weirder and more subversive character than the Colbert from the Colbert Report.

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