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Turns Out, Ken Burns Is Almost As Good at Burning Kens As He Is at Making Magnificent Documentaries About American History

In what might be his Colbertiest segment yet, Stephen Colbert brought Ken Burns on to his show this week to reveal a surprising fact: His real name is Bobby Roberts; they only call him “Ken Burns” because he’s great at totally destroying guys named Ken with vicious insults. Ken Jennings? Roasted. Ken Griffey Jr.? Toast. Evel Ken-ievel? Bit of a borderline case, but better Google “list of burn centers that only play ’Ashokan Farewell’” just to be safe.

See Ken Burns’s Merciless Ken Burns