I have a little daydream that I run into Stephen Colbert on Church Street. He stops me and says, “Aren’t you Georgette Gilmore of Barista Kids?” To which I reply, “Why yes. I am Georgette Gilmore of Barista Kids.” Stephen tells me he’s a big fan, then asks if I would like to grab a cappuccino at Raymond’s (He has read I love them). He tells me that he’s meeting his friend Jon Stewart there and he would love to introduce me. “That would be lovely,” I reply, and I spend the next hour sitting in between the two sipping coffee, laughing, and having a great conversation.
Silly? Maybe. But possible, sort of. The Montclair Film Festival has announced Jon Stewart in Conversation with Stephen Colbert at The Wellmont Theater on Friday, December 7, which will allow you to sit in on a conversation between Jon and Stephen while they talk politics, share anecdotes and show clips from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
The one night only, rare, live performance is a fundraiser for Montclair Film Festival. Last year, Stephen Colbert stepped out of character for an interview in front of a sold out theater to help MFF raise money for its inaugural festival. With the success of the festival, MFF is gearing up for a bigger and better festival this May and offering this bigger and better fundrasier.
Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, October 26 at noon. General tickets, which range from $50 – $175, can be purchased through the Wellmont here. VIP tickets for $250 will be available directly through the Montclair Film Festival here.