Attention Chris Kluwe fans -- he's going to be on "Colbert Report" tonight
"I'm going to Colbert Nation!"
That is not a direct quote, Nation... but it is true that Chris Kluwe is going on the "Colbert Report" television show on Comedy Central this evening. Kluwe will presumably discuss the ongoing disenfranchisement of gays and 1970's-era punters. The show will be broadcast at 11:30 p.m. ET, and then again at 1:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday morning, and 7 p.m. ET Wednesday night.
This season, Chris Kluwe established himself as a counterculture folk hero with his lengthy open letter to a state senator regarding gay marriage wherein he coined the phrase "lustful c***monster". His position coaches have complained that Kluwe causes "distractions", so they are surely thrilled that he is appearing on Stephen Colbert.
Kluwe himself is not gay, but he does quote Broadway showtunes on Twitter. The mop-haired, surfer-dude Vikings punter has become the go-to pro-gay rights guy in the NFL. He's kind of like Keanu Reeves, but with brains and talent and the capacity to form independent opinions.
Believe it or not, Kluwe has been punting with a torn meniscus the last two months. I have never punted with a torn meniscus, but I'm guessing it's somewhat painful.
If you haven't been watching the "Colbert Report", the show is really on a roll latel-- oh, wait, no it isn't. The show has been on vacation for the last three weeks. This is only the second new "Colbert Report" episode since mid-December.
Kluwe's "Colbert Report" appearance is likely to be considered a victory for gay rights advocates, and will make up for at least one-third of a "Tosh.0" episode and perhaps two "Movie 43" advertisements. The episode will be available online for free shortly after airing at ColbertNation.com.