Stephen Colbert and his take on political satire via NPR’s Fresh Air


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Thanks to MrBig for finding this gem… Get some insight into Stephen Colbert’s life before he became (in)famous. This interview on NPR was originally broadcast for NPR on 24th Jan 2005. Terry Gross interviews Stephen Colbert, the (then) senior correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

A bit of background: Colbert started his comic career with Second City in Chicago. He wrote and performed sketches on The Dana Carvey Show. He is also the voice of Ace for Saturday Night Lives’s animated shorts Ace & Gary: The Ambiguously Gay Duo. According to blogger Lisa Rein, Colbert discusses his ideology and protocol for comedy. Specifically, what he considers fair comedy, and what kinds of comedy aren’t allowed. The man has rules.

Lisa also did us a favor by providing direct mp3 links to the interview:
Stephen Colbert On Fresh Air – Part 1 of 2 (MP3 – 26 MB)
Stephen Colbert On Fresh Air – Part 2 of 2 (MP3 – 22 MB)