Stephen Colbert on his improv background and how he gets in character for The Colbert Report.

Stephen Colbert Talks About How The Colbert Report Is Made

Stephen Colbert Talks About How The Colbert Report Is Made

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Oct. 16 2014 11:47 PM

The “How Does Stephen Colbert Work?” Edition

Slate’s new podcast about work explores Stephen Colbert’s workday and how The Colbert Report is made.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Comedian Stephen Colbert, host of 'The Colbert Report,' appears at a reading of his new book 'I Am America (And So Can You!)' at the Union Square Barnes and Noble on October 24, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

To listen to this episode of Working with guest Stephen Colbert, click the arrow on the audio player below:

On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks with Stephen Colbert on how he puts his show together and turns himself from Stephen Colbert into the character “Stephen Colbert”—starting from when he wakes up in the morning, what he watches for inspiration, how he knows the material is any good, all the way through to the actual filming of the show.


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