This just in from the desk of Stephen Colbert: The desk of Stephen Colbert could be all yours.
Preparing to depart from Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” in order to take over CBS’s “Late Show,” the satirical late-night host is offering up his distinctive C-shaped desk — and that’s no joke.
Colbert is donating his desk for a charitable campaign at Omaze, which will equally benefit The Yellow Ribbon Fund and Donors Choose. Those who donate $10 at Omaze.com/Colbert will be entered into a raffle, with the first prize being Colbert’s desk.
The second-place winner will receive the “Colbert Report” fireplace and the first anniversary portrait of Colbert that hangs above it, along with other items from the set.
“Nation, as you know ‘The Colbert Report’ will be going off the air soon because I’ve won TV,” Colbert said of the raffle. “I’ve measured my garage, and unfortunately, it won’t fit both my car and a working TV studio. So I’m raffling off two of the most beloved parts of my set for charity. The iconic C-shaped desk is not only copyrighted, but serves as its own copyright symbol. And the fireplace hearth comes with a leather chair and portrait featuring (L-R) me, me, me, me and me. Either way, a part of the ‘Colbert Report’ will live on in your heart, your home, or possibly your storage locker.”
Those hoping to re-create the “Colbert Report” experience in their own dwelling should act quickly; the raffle concludes on Dec. 17.