The last episode of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” will air next Friday, December 18. In the meantime, Colbert has pulled out all the stops for celebrity guests, including an appearance by President Obama earlier this week, and a goddamn dragon this week.
Specifically, Smaug from “The Hobbit,” voiced by English actor and winner of the Most British Name Ever Award Benedict Cumberbatch, crashed through a CGI wall for a seven-minute chat with Colbert last night. Topics included their similarities (“We’re both fiscal conseravtives who sleep on giant piles of money”), who Smaug was supporting in for the US presidential election (“Ran Paul 2016! Yeah! Get some, Rand!”), and Smaug’s opinion on why he is sometimes considered the bad guy (“Typical liberal Hollywood bias.”)
Yes, this was a gimmick to promote the upcoming film “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” but it’s not every day you get to see a mythical creature interviewed on television. Next week Colbert might have a unicorn, or a Fox News host with a soul.