New episodes of The Colbert Report return tonight and the AP has a new interview with Stephen wherein it's revealed that this week's Winter Olympics coverage will include appearances by Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn. He also spoke out of character about how much the Speedskating team means to him:
"My character calls anyone who's been on the show a 'friend of the show,"' Colbert said. "But on a certain level, we're grateful to anyone who plays along with this, because a lot of people won't. They don't know what to make of the character."
"As I said on one of the shows that will be airing [this] week, none of this would have been possible if speedskating, that team, hadn't trusted us," Colbert said. "We're very grateful and hope we have been helpful to them, because it's been a great joy for us and a privilege to be involved in any way. I'd do anything for them. I'd love to help them again in the future if we could."
Here's a full rundown of this week's guests:
Monday: Shaun White
Tuesday: Lindsey Vonn and Bob Costas
Wednesday: Scott Hamilton and Seth Wescott
Thursday: Jeret Petersen and Ryan St. Onge
Meanwhile, Stephen did another interview with Bob Costas, this time in a full Canadian Mountie get-up.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30pm / 10:30c.