Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z
Independent project // Date: 2014 // Medium: book
A full-length trade paperback book conceived, published, and co-authored by yours truly.
It’s also my first-ever content design project — though I didn’t realize it at the time.
In April of 2014, Stephen Colbert announced the end of his Emmy-winning Comedy Central satire series, The Colbert Report.
The day of the announcement, I was interviewed by media outlets as an expert on the subject.
I’d written about the show extensively as a journalist. Plus, I had deep knowledge as a dedicated viewer, frequent taping attendee, and even a graduate of his showrunner’s Writing for the Colbert Report course in New York.
When I hung up the phone after my last radio spot of the day, I thought, “someone should write a book to commemorate this show.”
And then I looked in the mirror.