January 28, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

On last night’s Colbert Report, in an effort to mentally prepare for his interview with Man on Wire star (and the book’s author) Philippe Petit, Stephen and his dainty parasol bravely ambled across a thick rope, taking care to avoid excessive pyro and hungry, hungry crocodiles. Stick around for the interview, during which Petit admits, “I just like the music of your voice…I love what you do but I don’t understand a word that you say!”

Read more:
DVD Review: ‘Man on Wire’
‘Man on Wire’ makes Lisa Schwarzbaum’s Best Films of 2008 list
EW’s Colbert/Stewart cover story: Mock the Vote!

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