Outside the Colbert

Stephen plays an earnest killer with extraordinary penmanship.

By David Puner
Published February 7, 2007 2:15AM (EST)

Back in 2004, Stephen Colbert didn't host "The Colbert Report," although he was an accomplished correspondent on "The Daily Show" and had quite an illustrious career in television comedy (to see Colbert's credits click here). This clip is from a strikingly straight appearance on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." It's bizarre to see Colbert playing a role other than Stephen Colbert (a backward glimpse perhaps at how strong the fake newsman/pundit character actually is) in this particularly Norman Bates-esque role. We're waiting for a wink and a studio audience; we receive neither.

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