Philippe Petit And His Unmatched Socks Visit Stephen Colbert : Monkey See Man On Wire's Philippe Petit visited Stephen Colbert last night, and both predictable and unpredictable hilarity followed.
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Philippe Petit And His Unmatched Socks Visit Stephen Colbert

Philippe Petit of Man On Wire showed up on The Colbert Report last night, and their conversation covered a lot of French, what it means to be an artist, and a few other unexpected things. I'm never sure whether it's poor sportsmanship to root for the moments when Colbert cracks up and breaks character, but I do it anyway.