This is undoubtedly the biggest moment in the history of Mpact, Monroe, Michigan’s premiere (and only?) public-access station. Last night, Stephen Colbert rolled in and—perhaps as a warmup to his forthcoming Late Show debut—took the heck over.
Supplanting (and then interviewing) the regular hosts of Only In Monroe, Colbert spent a full 42 minutes offering the kind of local news and color Monroevians (Monrovites?) depend on. After that, he brought on Michigan native Eminem for a splendidly awkward interview about the rapper’s favorite Bob Seger songs and other crucial hip-hop matters.
Yes, the whole thing is a joke, but it’s also 100-percent serious and sublime. Enjoy the whole damn thing.