18 December, 2014
Colbert’s First Head Writer on the Show’s Start -- Vulture
Colbert’s First Head Writer on the Show’s Start -- Vulture: There’s a sort of strange, ambiguous line between Real Stephen and Character Stephen. I used to have this secret wish that Stephen would break his contract with Comedy Central to do a different show. Then Comedy Central would turn around and say, “Okay, but we own the character of Stephen Colbert.” Colbert would say, “What character?” And there would be this amazing court case trying to define what parts of Stephen are real and what parts are fiction.