Colbert Connection

Just found out that one of my former colleagues at Georgia Tech, Ian Bogost, was on The Colbert Report the other night. Bogost was promoting his book, Persuasive Games, as well as the Persuasive Games website. The interview is lots of fun, and of course, as Jill points out, it’s very cool to see a colleague interacting with one of the funniest people on television. As with most Comedy Central content, the video isn’t embeddable on YouTube, but you can watch it on Comedy Central’s website for at least the next few days.

Update: Here’s an interesting twist to Bogost’s appearance on Colbert.  Apparently, Virgin Airlines mogul Richard Branson was also supposed to appear and got into a water fight with the host.  Whether the water fight was planned or not is open for debate, but in video from the appearance, an empty water bottle is visible in the mantle behind Bogost and Colbert was also forced to try to blow dry his suit (something I didn’t notice because I only watched the interview online).  Here’s Bogost’s take on the experience of being on the show (and here’s the Boing Boing post that helped spread the story).


  1. DC Cab Rider Said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 4:06 pm

    I always wonder about the off camera time on Colbert Report. Love that show.

  2. Chuck Said,

    August 15, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    Yeah, as someone who studies media for a living, I’m fascinated by these off-camera narratives, so Ian’s story was a lot of fun.

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