• Watch Stephen Colbert’s interview with Maurice Sendak

    Maurice Sendak, the legendary author of trailblazing children’s books like Where the Wild Things Are, died today at the age of 83. The cause was complications from a recent stroke, his longtime editor, Michael di Capua, told the New York Times. Sendak will forever be remembered for his books, which enthralled children and adults alike by ditching the safe, nursery-rhyme formula of typical children’s books and delving into the dark, terrifying depths of the human psyche. In January, the aging author joined Stephen Colbert for a final interview to discuss his creative process – surprisingly NOT child-centric –  and to offer a critique of Colbert’s own attempt to break into the market of children’s literature. Watch the two-part interview below.

    The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
    Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1
    www.colbertnation.com
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    The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
    Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2
    www.colbertnation.com
    Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

    Dana Sitar

    Dana Sitar is a freelance comedy journalist trying to answer the question “What is it like to be a comedian?” She shares this quest and other tips from the writer's life at DanaSitar.com and on Twitter @DanaSitar

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