“I’m taking my show to the Persian Gulf,” said Stephen Colbert today. “If there was any hope of peace in the Middle East, you can forget it now.”
Colbert and Comedy Central announced that the comedian’s Emmy- and Peabody-winning show The Colbert Report will temporarily wrap filming in New York City and head to the front lines as part of a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to an unnamed country … at an unnamed time. Some point in the “near or distant future. … or past,” according to Colbert, who is upholding government secrecy requirements. Four episodes will be taped in front of an audience of Marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors and Coast Guardsmen as The Colbert Report becomes the first TV show in USO history to film multiple episodes in a combat zone.