And I for one am excited! I seriously thought this might be a joke at first, but the NYTimes is reporting it so...

I love Stephen Colbert, and I have since the days he bumped his lip on a biscuit on Strangers with Candy. I'm excited to see him step out of the satirical personality and hobnob as himself, and I'm really excited because this is a guy with a social conscience who likes to use the platform he has to illustrate and educate problematic things. The pieces he did with things like campaign finance and Super Pacs were amazing. And he has an ability to do really heartwarming and lovely pieces (remember the gay major?)

Please join me in a Stephen Colbert gif-a-thon!