Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert will do an entire Hobbit-themed week of shows

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit, Stephen Colbert will have a full week of Hobbit shows on The Colbert Report starting this coming Monday, December 3 on Comedy Central. A die-hard fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, his guest lineup will consist of Sir Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, and Andy Serkis. Other Hobbit-related segments or plans have not been revealed yet, but I'm going to guess that Colbert (who speaks some Elvish and filmed a cameo for one of the latter two movies in New Zealand) will walk away with some sweet swag. Like swords or a free elf!

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(via Spinoff Online)


  1. has it been confirmed that he did indeed film a cameo? they’ve all been so coy about it. also, i fully appreciate his level of geekiness over tolkien, but i wish he’d devote some time to discussing the books — it looks like he’s only going on a movie tangent.

      1. I loved when Tom Bombadil popped up in FELLOWSHIP. So unaffected by the surrounding darkness and such a respite. Since he was totally ignored in the first movies,I’d like to see him in THE HOBBIT, as I understand they are incorporating parts of the mythos from other sources, though I doubt it will happen.

  2. I’m fine with Colbert doing an occasional movie-themed week.

    Just as long as he doesn’t make a Hobbit of it.

  3. Well, he already has 2 swords, Sting and Anduril, Flame of the West. So It’s probably going to be an elf. :)

  4. I can’t believe the network was willing to give him a whole 24 hours per show, the time it would take to Tolkenize a half hour of programming. I can’t wait for him to describe his guests’ bios for 8 hours straight.

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