Stephen Colbert to Jimmy Kimmel: Don't feel bad for Spicer

In the meeting of two late-night minds, one topic stood out


Charlie May
September 15, 2017 11:59AM (UTC)

While preparing for Sunday night's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Stephen Colbert paid a visit to his competition and sat down with Jimmy Kimmel.

"How exciting for America to see two talk show titans side by side?" Kimmel asked Colbert.

"You rarely see two middle-aged men talking on television anymore," Colbert replied, who then thanked Kimmel for having him on.

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The two discussed Kimmel's interview with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday night, which Colbert enjoyed.

The two also discussed Colbert's late-night predecessor, David Letterman, and Kimmel was curious if the legendary late-night host had ever given him a tour of the Ed Sullivan Theater before he took over the show.

Colbert said he met with Letterman in his office and asked him the important questions such as, "where do you hide from your producers?"

"And he showed me a good place," he added. "Because you need to be able to get away from your producers because they want you to work, and sometimes, you don't want to work."

Watch more on their exchange about Letterman below.


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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