Yesterday, Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss their Welcome to Night Vale book and to listen in on Night Vale’s community calendar. Oh, and Oprah was there, too.
It’s incredibly fitting that Colbert had the podcast creators on his show, for two reasons: First, there’s the obvious geeky connection, as summed up by Cecil Baldwin performing while standing next to Colbert’s treasured Captain America shield. But the four also have a theatrical connection: Cranor, Fink, and Baldwin all met through the New York Neo-Futurists, an experimental theater company; and Colbert was oh-so-briefly a Chicago Neo-Futurist way back when. Does that mean in an alternate universe, Colbert could have voiced one of the many oddball residents of Night Vale or (boo) Desert Bluffs? We think so!
Check out the interview and surprise mini-performance!
You can watch the full episode here; the Night Vale segment comes at the 36-minute mark.