Stephen Colbert Tells 'GQ' He Wants To 'Break Convention'
Here’s what the 51-year-old comedian had to share with the mag:
On taking over the Late Show: “I just want to do things that scratch an itch for me. That itch is often something that feels wrong. It’s wrong because it breaks convention or is unexpected or at times uncomfortable. I like that feeling.”
On wrapping up The Colbert Report: “I no longer felt that that model served to address the national mood. We’re in a different place now. We can stop freaking out that the guy’s middle name is Hussein. What else? Our response to the horror in South Carolina is to take the flag down. That is something I didn’t think was ever going to happen.”
On losing his two brothers and father in a plane crash: “You gotta learn to love the bomb. Boy, did I have a bomb when I was 10. That was quite an explosion. And I learned to love it. So that’s why. Maybe, I don’t know. That might be why you don’t see me as someone angry and working out my demons onstage. It’s that I love the thing that I most wish had not happened.”
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