The banter is so familiar, the face so young. Stephen Colbert strums the guitar and chats with Jenna Jolovitz, another great Second City alum, as they consider the quotidian disconnect of relationships.
It’s Colbert’s last Second City show, but whatever sadness is in the performance is in the quiet heartbreak of the disconnect, not in his imminent departure. We don’t see ourselves as others see us — and the discrepancy is often large. Colbert has specialized in the showing us the difference between reality and perception ever since.