In two weeks when he takes over The Late Show on CBS, Stephen Colbert won't be the character that viewers of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central came to know. In the meantime, he's preparing in new and different ways and in so doing has revealed a good deal of what he's like behind the camera. Last month, viewers of a public access program in Monroe, Michigan got a surprise — live, at midnight.
The next morning, Colbert met with Joel Lovell, who was writing a profile for the latest edition of GQ magazine. Joel is also an editor for This American Life and The Atavist.