Friday, December 9, 2011

Stephen Colbert Joins the Bolshoi

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Stephen Colbert hosts David Hallberg from the American Ballet Theater, first American to perform with Moscow's legendary Bolshoi Ballet, and joins him and Hee Seo in a selection from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Not uproarious, but you have to give Colbert credit here — better ballet chops than you'd expect from a stand-up comic!

Which reminds me of an old Smothers Brothers bit that believe it or not was fought by the CBS censors back in the late 60s:
Tom (as a Volga boatman):  Russia has a great ballet.
Dick:  Bolshoi...
Tom:  No, Dicky, really they do.

Thanks to Riley Kellogg for the link.

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