It's goodbye to The Hobbit and goodbye to Stephen Colbert's Colbert Report, so the double-dipping Entertainment Weekly gets the departing comedian to write a parting essay about his friends in Middle-earth. Farewell and Auld Lang Syne to an era of fake conservative talk shows and Middle-earth entertainment domination. We'll miss you both.
Who knows if Colbert's new personality hosting The Late Show on CBS will be quite as arch--but while we still have the Comedy Central Colbert we must treasure quotes like this: “Tolkien’s work has been a lifelong haven for me—truly a light in dark places when all other lights went out. For an awkward teenager, Middle-earth was a world I could escape to," Colbert writes about the books he devoured in his youth. "Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth also gave me a world to escape to, but by the time his films came out, I was rich and famous and didn’t really want to escape my life anymore. Still, great movies.” Colbert interviews Jackson in the issue too.
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