With his debut as the host of the ‘Late Show’ still months away, Stephen Colbert has found interesting ways to kill time. The latest? Interviewing Eminem on a Michigan public access channel, obvi.
Stephen Colbert‘s boredom has resulted in some seriously hysterical moments. As he anxiously awaits his return to late night TV on CBS, the 51-year-old funny-man decided to take a temporary role on the Michigan public access show, Only In Monroe. Detroit-native Eminem, 42, gladly agreed to appear on the program so Mr. Colbert could grill him about…Motown? Oh, and his “cute face,” too. Click inside to see the hilarity!
“So [you’re] from Detroit,” Stephen asks Eminem towards the beginning of their chat. “Who are some of your biggest musical influences? I imagine Motown, Ted Nugent, obviously, Seger?” “Bob Seger?” Eminem asks. “Bob Seger’s great.” After their brief discussion about Michigan’s most well-known musicians, Stephen decides he’d like to sing Seger karaoke with his new hip hop buddy. Natch.
Unfortunately, the comedian is unsuccessful at getting Em to sing along with the songs he clearly doesn’t know very well, like “Against the Wind,” “Like a Rock” and “Night Moves.” Instead, Slim Shady nods in agreement, offering a quiet muttering of the only Seger jam he’s familiar with: “Old Time Rock and Roll.” Stephen. Is. Impressed.
Okay, on to the next slew of interesting topics: why Eminem wants to hide “such a cute face” under his hoodie, his feelings on other rappers, like Will Smith and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, as well as his self-produced boxing film, Southpaw (featuring cats?). Just skip to the 31-minute mark and you’ll see what we mean.
While Stephen never fails to make us LOL with his satirical approach to comedy, we’re sad to know he plans to let go of his counterfeit-conservative character when he officially takes over for David Letterman on September 8. We’re legit so thankful for all the sarcasm in the meantime. #Blessed.
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— Evan Real