Inside Stephen Colbert’s Trip to Iraq


The official US Army website has a lengthy article up detailing Stephen Colbert’s 2008 trip to Iraq, where he did a week of shows for the troops. It’s full of all sorts of fun details about how the trip came together, how Colbert planned for it, and how it went when was was there. To wit: “Colbert shook so many servicemembers’ hands that he developed tendinitis… He shook an average of 800 hands in two hours. By the end of the week, he could barely squeeze a fork.” [via]