We’re hardcore Colbert Report nerds who just wrote a book about the show. Ask us about going to tapings, meeting Stephen, end-of-show theories… anything!
I’m Sharilyn, a longtime Redditor and a writer who’s covered comedy as a journalist for way too many years. I also...
...have attended 13 Colbert Report tapings.
...met Stephen 4 times.
...took a course called Writing for the Colbert Report, taught by his executive producer.
...wrote and toured a one-woman show about “fake news” fandom.
...was one of six Colbert fans studied by Stanford University students.
...have no idea why I’m single.
I’m here with Remy, a brand new Redditor (be nice), a Media Studies major at Penn State, and likewise a Colbert knowitall and multiple taping attendee. This is Remy’s second co-authored book about satire (this was her first).
We just released Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z, a 230-page encyclopedia-style fan guide to the show. Paperback’s on Amazon, and it’s available for all major readers (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Google Play).
Free thing: Naturally, Reddit is in the book. We’ve posted that part for you guys our website: http://www.colbertfanguide.com/reddit
Nerd out with us, Colbert Nation!
EDIT: Thank you for the awesome questions! We'll pop back in to catch any stragglers, so keep 'em coming. If you want to know more about us, Sharilyn & Remy did this Q&A for the Colbert News Hub, and Sharilyn did this Q&A on the improv site People & Chairs.