Colbert in the Smithsonian
It was only a matter of time, and it’s so well deserved. STEPHEN COLBERT from the Colbert Report on Comedy Central, has his portrait hanging in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. The Smithsonian agreed to display his portrait for a limited time down the hall from the “American Presidents” exhibit…. right between the bathrooms.
Colbert argued he was more deserving than athletes Lance Armstrong or Andre Agassi and pulled out his Hacky Sack for a few kicks in the art gallery to prove it. “You do realize I’m in big trouble if you hit any of these portraits,” Pachter said.
Still, Colbert said he thinks his “sack work” ultimately won Pachter over for the temporary display.
“I don’t mean to brag, but as it contains three portraits, my portrait has more portraits than any other portrait in the National Portrait Gallery,” he said, adding, “All Employees must wash hands before returning to work.”