Watch Stephen Colbert Tear Up Michigan Public Access TV with Eminem


Ahead of his Late Show debut on September 8th, Stephen Colbert is brushing up his hosting skills in a low-pressure market: east Michigan public access TV.

Colbert hosted a full, 40-minute episode of Monroe, Michigan’s Only In Monroe, interviewing the show’s actual hosts as well as other locals like Eminem. “A local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music” is how Colbert introduced the Detroit-raised rapper, who ended up talking about carpentry.

The public access aesthetic took Colbert’s unwavering sincerity to totally absurd comedic heights, so Only In Monroe is worth the watch even if you’re not a Slim Shady fan.