"My greatest joys on the show were trying to make Stephen break, or the other correspondents. Because you felt as though you had accomplished something somewhat Herculean. It's not easy to tickle those folks, but when it happens, you savor it."
– Jon Stewart looks back on making Stephen Colbert break character on The Daily Show in his Reddit AMA earlier today.
Nathan for You star Nathan Fielder did a Reddit AMA with fans yesterday that's full of great responses on everything from how he keeps a straight face while filming the show to what it felt like to be called a "wizard of loneliness" by the private detective last season: "As mean as that was, I thought that was incredibly poetic for a guy like him. Very unexpected. But I guess there are many sides to all of us."
Click through to read some of Fielder's best responses from yesterday's AMA.
"Yes, one called 'Baskets' by me and Kevin. We were reporters with enormous genitals who worked for a newspaper that was only concerned with issues affecting the big packages community. It took place at a press conference. Bruce was the politician, Dave was his saxophone playing wife and Mark was Peter Allan the Australian singer/songwriter for some reason."
– Scott Thompson in his Friday Reddit AMA, in which he describes his favorite cut Kids in the Hall sketch and also teases about a possible Buddy Cole movie idea.
"I thought it was brilliant! I mean, I never understood it, and then I heard an interview with them and they said the puppet came in looking kind of mentally deficient and they didn’t have time to change it, so they just made me someone who could really only say his own name. All the comedy they’re doing is really next-level stuff. Also, I liked being included as a person who was against the Iraq war."
– Matt Damon's best response from his Reddit AMA yesterday, in which a fan asks him for his opinion on Matt Stone and Trey Parker's portrayal of him in Team America: World Police.
Will Forte dropped by Reddit on Friday for an AMA to promote his new film Nebraska, and he answered plenty of interesting questions about SNL, the MacGruber sequel, Tim and Eric, Clone High, and more. Here are some of Forte's best responses from the thread, from the names of the Jon Bovi guys to his advice for aspiring comedic writers.
On his SNL audition:
I did Tim Calhoun, a speed reader, a prison guard that yelled at people and another thing I used to do at the Groundlings Theater (perhaps my favorite sketch I've ever done) called the Gold Man — I'm one of those Gold Men on [...]