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  •  I was at the Colbert taping tonight... (12+ / 0-)

    And I touched his desk.

    I may never wash my right hand again.

    Long-time watcher, first-time audience member, and I have to say, I now understand better than ever before why it is so difficult to get a seat in the audience.

    Stephen was a dynamo of manic energy. Dancing during the breaks, literally running circles around the set during Q&A before the show began, flinging wrist bands into the audience, etc...

    I've seen Daily Show tapings 3 times, and together they did not create in me the feeling of being at an "event" that tonight's Colbert Report did. It was like being at a rock concert, or some similar high-octane performance.

    He tried to get the Met Director to commit to naming the most valuable piece of art in the museum, and instead of highlighting a few things to drive people to visit he demurred, looking like he didn't want to tell us with of his children is his favorite.

    But, hey! I got to to touch the desk!

    The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. - Edwin Schlossberg

    by Caractacus on Mon Nov 09, 2009 at 08:07:36 PM PST

    •  Lucky you (7+ / 0-)

      Republicans secret dream = the impeachment of Bo the Dog LOL

      by LaurenMonica on Mon Nov 09, 2009 at 08:08:08 PM PST

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      •  It helps to live in NYC, and have friends (5+ / 0-)

        who check the website several times a day for tickets. I did that for a while but there were never any available, for the entire year in advance, so I gave that up.

        Some guy in the audience was wearing a scarf in the studio and the warm-up comedian told him to go touch the desk, as he returned to his seat he said, "I just wanted everyone to see that totally ridiculous scarf you were wearing!"

        A few minutes later he called me out for wearing a v-neck sweater, so I stood up. He invited me down to the stage, so I said, "If I get to touch the desk, too." And, bam, next thing I know I'm doing something that would have had my ass on the street in 10 seconds if I had tried it 2 minutes before.

        My price? He had his way with me for about a minute before his attention drifted to someone else. Not a bad trade, in my opinion.

        So, yes. Quite lucky.

        The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think. - Edwin Schlossberg

        by Caractacus on Mon Nov 09, 2009 at 08:14:33 PM PST

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    •  I've been to both shows, (3+ / 0-)
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      blueyedace2, m00finsan, Caractacus

      and the Colbert experience definitely out-does the Daily Show experience.

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