The best advise I can give is just to have a sense of humor on there and be willing to laugh at yourself. The people who end up looking dumb on that show are the ones that take themselves (and Colbert) too seriously.
Basically the only advice you would need to keep in mind for the Colbert Report is to have a sense of humor about it and basically not take anything Stephen says seriously. Also I agree, mentioning that some bear dens were destroyed would be pretty hilarious.
Will *will* get put on the spot about some less-than-comfortable topics....COUNT on it. As the sun rises in the East, Stephen Colbert will always get at least one *speechless moment* during an interview.
"Advice"? Roll with it, laugh WITH Stephen, even turn the tables on him a bit. He appreciates wit as much as, if not more than, the next interviewer. (Washington DC, by definition, is not part of the United States...LOL!).
Stephen is absurd, and silly, and not nearly as conservative as he seems to believe he is...but it's all in good fun - All the truly serious barbs were used during the White House Coorespondents' Dinner... ;)
Name a Tub on the flying eagles after him. Knowing him he might go crazy and visit the tub ;). (he did specials on a zoo that named an baby eagle after him and Hungary which might name a bridge with his name in it) *** Edited 9/12/2006 12:49:29 AM UTC by Joe E.***
That is an awesome idea. Actually, you should just rename the ride "Stephen Colbert's Flying Eagles". The ideas of doing something with bears is good too assuming he gets a chance too. Grizzly bears are on his "on notice" list. I still think this is going to be questions about the area and Will may not get a chance to get off topic too much.
Stephen is absurd, and silly, and not nearly as conservative as he seems to believe he is...
I don't think he is conservative at all. I think that's his schtick. If you look at everything he's done, I think it's pretty clear that he is a liberal guy. He is just playing on the likes of O'Reilly and Hanity.
I will definately be watching Wed. night. But I already have my Tivo set to record every new episode anyway.
Best of luck Will, be ready for everything and know that anything that you do say WILL be taken out of context.