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What is Stephen Colbert doing hosting public access TV? Interviewing Eminem, of course.

Stephen Colbert has returned from his television hiatus — not to host the Late Show (yet), but to appear on a public access television show in Monroe, Michigan. And it features an appearance from … Eminem.

You may be wondering why. Who's to say, really? But the result is really worth watching in full. Here are three of the best parts:

  • 3:40: Colbert introduces his first guests, the usual hosts of Only in Monroe. He then does the classic Colbert Report trot to talk to his guests — although there isn't as much cheering and clapping as he's probably accustomed to.
  • 16:30: Colbert reads a local Yelp review by "Mark M," who has a 14-year beef with a local restaurant called Jerry's Frenchtown Bar & Grill. Noting Mark M's unassuming handle, Colbert quips that the Yelper is "totally anonymous among the five Mark Ms that live in Monroe."
  • 21:55: Colbert introduces his special guest. "My next guest is a local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music," Colbert said. "Please welcome Marshall Mathers," also known as Eminem.

If this is a sign of what we can expect from Late Show, I'm excited.

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(h/t: The Verge)