Steven Colbert: smoke machines and cowardice

Steven Colbert, of the Daily Show, has a short interview in the September Esquire. Two excerpts:

ESQ: How do you make a candidate feel relaxed and trust you?

SC: I approach all interviews with fear. I'm frequently afraid that somebody is going to take a punch at me. It's only cowardice that keeps me from laughing ...

ESQ: How will your election coverage be superior to the networks'?

SC: One word: pyrotechnics . And lots of smoke machines. All of the correspondents are going to be flown in on harnesses in spider costumes, and our new motto is "We'll catch you in our satirical web!"