Stephen Colbert shells out great advice on ‘Ask a Grown Man’ series

There's not a hint of truthiness to be seen.


Michelle Jaworski


Published Aug 1, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 8:33 pm CDT

We’re going to miss Stephen Colbert‘s over-the-top character when he ends The Colbert Report at the end of the year, but as we found out, Stephen Colbert the person is proving to be pretty awesome too.

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He recently appeared on Rookie’s “Ask a Grown Man” series, something he’s wanted to do for awhile, and he’s surprisingly insightful as he takes questions from teen girls with not a hint of truthiness to be seen.

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The girls throw out tough questions about teenage boys making rape jokes and how to tell when someone likes you. While nothing Colbert says with is particularly ground-breaking, his dorky manner and common sense answers are almost refreshing, even if you don’t agree with some of them.

“One nice definition of love, I think, is that another person’s happiness is more important than your own,” he said. “And some early signs of that is that they want to make your day better.”

Ask a Grown Man: Stephen Colbert from Rookie on Vimeo.

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If this is a small preview of what’s to come on The Late Show, then sign me up.

H/T Uproxx | Photo via Rookie/Vimeo

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*First Published: Aug 1, 2014, 12:33 pm CDT