Stephen Colbert Still "Gobsmacked" by Pal Jon Stewart

Posted Wednesday October 17, 2012 4:09 PM GMT

Though the two appear to be besties on camera, Stephen Colbert admits he's still a bit starstruck when he's around Jon Stewart.

In an interview with Playboy, the 48-year-old satirist admits, "I would say the thing that has kept me from being as good a friend to Jon as I would like is just that I'm such a fan. I am gobsmacked by his abilities."

However, he went on to further describe their friendship by saying, "But that being said, we go out to dinner, and we sometimes pick up the phone just to say, ‘How are you?' Or, ‘Do you mind if I tell you how I am? I had a s---ty week.'"

Diehard fans hope to never see the end of "The Colbert Report," but Stephen is concentrating on the present. He notes, "I try not to think of it in terms of years. You can't do 161 shows. It can't be done. All I can do is today and tomorrow and have some idea of what we're doing next week. That's all I can worry about."

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