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Take a lunch break with Stephen Colbert’s new webseries

Stephen Colbert wants to 'get to know' his future audience.


Tom Harrington


Posted on Jul 20, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 8:01 am CDT

There’s a good chance that you’re reading this at your computer, which you should know is disgusting: It’s basically like eating out of a toilet.

But of course you’d never do that, because your toilet can’t play videos; hence why you’re sitting at your desk in the first place rather than having your lunch out in the park or going for a run with those annoying people who always look great.

Well, Stephen Colbert has his lunch at a desk as well, just like you, and every day this working week, he’s invited us to join him as he prepares to take over Late Night from David Letterman starting Sept. 8. 

The five-part series is part of Colbert’s online attempts to get us salivating in advance of his debut at the Ed Sullivan Theater, an effort that already includes a podcast and a choose-your-own-adventure office-based computer game that made me think of Larry Laffer for the first time in about 20 years. That’s a good thing by the way—thankfully, the “Will It Float?” tank seems to be in safe, capable hands.

Screengrab via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/YouTube

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*First Published: Jul 20, 2015, 3:25 pm CDT