Any comedy fan knows that sometimes funniest moment of any character is when the actor drops that character. Last night The Daily Show alum Steve Carell came onto The Colbert Report and made for one of the funniest moments of the year. Colbert dropped his usual super arrogant conservative pundit persona and enjoyed in some banter out of character with Carell who was there to promote his new movie Despicable Me.
While it was always nice to see the man behind the character it was Carell who kicked it into full gear by initiates an “Even Stepvhen” segment. If this doesn’t give you a classic Daily Show warm and fuzzy I don’t know what will.
The sheer amount of meta in the jokes is hilarious. It is good to see them be able to make fun of each others respective (and respectable) careers. Carell slayed with his delivery, showing that while he is no Colbert, he can play the arrogant ass like it’s no ones business. Even Jon Stewart joined in with a cameo that had great comedic timing and delivery, but was a little lackluster content wise on his part. Watch this clip but I am warning you, you WILL laugh out loud at this one…its just that good.
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