1. I had no idea if I wanted anyone to know I was doing it, because I knew how hard it was going to be. I was afraid I would suck. I don’t mind failing so much, but I am a perfectionist. … If you’re a perfectionist and you know you’re about to do something at which you cannot be perfect … then that is daunting because you know what your heart is like and the way you approach your work. … It was difficult to say ‘Hold onto your socks America, I’m singing Sondheim.’

    — Stephen Colbert on why he didn’t talk about his musical theater sidegig on The Colbert Report. [complete interview here]

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