Taking over from David Letterman next May, Stephen Colbert is preparing his new gig as host of Late Night, while saying goodbye to The Colbert Report, which comes to an end next week. With the Comedy Central show slowing down to its final episode, Colbert has been knocking episodes out of the park with some huge guests like President Obama and the equally important… Smaug the Dragon. No, we’re no talking about Benedict Cumberbatch, but Smaug himself.
With the final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, out in theatres this week, Colbert has played a part in the marketing campaign buy getting the vicious dragon on the show for a one-to-one. It seems as if Peter Jackson and his crew went above and beyond to create the footage in order to pull out a truly extraordinary interview. Check it out here or below.