Last Tuesday we went to see a taping of The Colbert Report. I must admit that these days I don’t have a whole lot of time for TV, the Report included. But I do catch most of it on YouTube. The card in the picture was our ticket in to the studio. We got VIP seating because we gots mad connectionz . My first reaction walking in was to the size of the set. Seeing it through TV gave me the impression that it was a lot bigger. At one point some audience members were asked to move in order to make room for the camera.
If you ever come to the show, bring a question with you. Colbert does a little Q&A before he starts. One girl even got an autograph out of the deal. I couldn’t think of anything good so I just kept my mouth shut. Colbert’s performance was just impressive to watch. He did the entire show in one take; stopping only between acts, so that the crew could reposition for the next scene.
High recommendations for anyone who likes the show and can get out to NYC. I’ve never been to a TV show taping before but I think it’s safe to bet that this is one of the more fun ones. From what I hear, regular tickets aren’t that difficult to get either. I did have one disappointment, no free samples of Americone Dream, I’m still waiting for that stuff to come to VA.