cOlbert's Book Club - Ernest Hemingway

  • Aired:  01/21/14
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Stephen flaunts his gifts from Oprah before kicking off a thoughtful literary discussion on Ernest Hemingway. (2:58)

>> STEPHEN COLBERT REPORTS THECOLBERT BOOK CLUB.

TONIGHT'S SELECTION.

>> A FAREWELL TO ARMS BY ERNESTHEMINGWAY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: WELCOME, EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

>> Audience: STEPHEN!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE][CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Stephen: LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

BEING HERE TONIGHT.

IN HERE, OUT THERE, JOINING MEFOR THE ANHISTORIC THIRD

EDITION OF THE COLBERT BOOKCLUB.

I STARTED AS A TRIBUTE TO ANDCOPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT UPON MY

DEAR FRIEND OPRAH WINFREY.

AS EVERYONE KNOWS OPRAH GIVES METHINGS, WHETHER IT'S

SWEATERS, AVOCADOS, OR CEASE ANDDESIST LETTERS.

PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS OF THECOLBERT BOOK CLUB INCLUDE "THE

GREAT GATSBY" AND ANYTHING BUT"CATCHER AND THE RYE."

THEY'RE WONDERFUL SHOWS FILLEDWITH THOUGHTFUL LITERARY

ANALYSIS.

NONE OF WHICH I CAN REMEMBERBECAUSE I WAS [BEEP] ON

CHARDONNAY.

TONIGHT, TONIGHT IS A SPECIALNIGHT.

A NIGHT THAT IS COLD, AND DARK,AND HARD, AND FILLED WITH

REGRET.

A NIGHT THAT WE DISCUSS A WRITERNAMED ERNEST HEMINGWAY.

NOW SIT DOWN, AND BE QUIET.

TO CELEBRATE THIS AMERICAN ICONI'M WEARING A RUGGED SAFARI

OUTFIT AND OCCASIONALLY DRINKINGFROM A GOAT BLADDER WINESKIN.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Stephen: MMMM.

THAT IS SOME GOOD BLADDER.

AND OF COURSE I'M SURROUNDED BYDEAD ANIMALS.

A WILD BORE, ELEPHANT TUSKS, ABEARSKIN RUG, A MARLIN, AND AN

AUTHENTIC LEOPARD THROW FROMDEEPEST DARKEST POTTERY BARN.

MY BIGGEST TROPHY TONIGHT IS THERHINO.

THEY'RE ENDANGERED SO I ONLYKILLED THE FRONT HALF.

I LET THE BACK HALF GO TOREPRODUCE.

PERHAPS THE MOST MAG NIFF SENTTROPHY ON THE WALL IS ME.

THERE I AM AS PAPA AS I MAY LOOKLATER IN LIFE, AT THE AGE OF TWO

YEARS AGO.

MY SHOW IS KILLING ME.

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