Before “The Colbert Report” and landing his new hosting gig on “The Late Show,” Steven Colbert was a young comedian trying make it in Hollywood. His big break hit in the summer of 1996 on the short-lived “Dana Carvey Show,” alongside other up and comers like Steve Carell and Louis CK.
With “The Late Show” starting soon, let’s take a look back at one of the earliest examples of Colbert’s comedy available online. “The Waiters, Who Are Nauseated By Food,” also featuring a young Steve Carell, showcases the brilliant comic timing and overarching silliness that has made Colbert a star in the years since. Almost 20 years after it aired, it’s amazing to see how far these stars have come. Sit back, enjoy, and don’t order the bread.