Stephen Colbert waves his dork flag by having an orchestra play music from the Zelda videogame series on The Late Show.
Not all of you may know this, but Stephen Colbert is a fairly big nerd—he once wrote an article about his experiences playing Dungeons and Dragons for GameSpy and is such a big fan of Lord of the Rings that he got a cameo in the latest Hobbit movie. Keeping that information in mind, it’s not terribly surprising that he invited an orchestra to come on his show and play music from Nintendo’s long-running Zelda franchise in celebration of the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes for the 3DS.
It’s very cool that Colbert is showcasing aspects of nerd culture on his show (he’s also had on videogame enthusiast and YouTuber PewDiePie, as well as No Man’s Sky developer Sean Murray), although The Late Show’s description for the video on YouTube may be pushing things a bit. “Rejoice, nerds! This is the music that awaits you in heaven.” Let’s not go nuts.
Overall, this is another entry in a string of off-beat guests Colbert has had on his show—he’s also been keen on interviewing business leaders and CEOs, which is unusual for traditional latenight shows. Here’s hoping he keep blazing a new path for himself.