We love The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report’s Stephen Colbert, but what we love most is when Comedy Central’s faux late night news team comes together for viral video gold (or gold of any kind, really), which is exactly what they did for this new video in which the duo battles to determine who among them is the ultimate Star Wars fan worthy of an on-screen cameo role in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Check it out:
Anything that lets us see Jon Stewart dressed up as Princess Leia gets an automatic win in our book. The best part is how beautifully self-aware it is with Jon playing Obi-Wan despite having a red lightsaber. It’s easy to forget sometimes how great a team Stewart and Colbert are together, and this video is a great reminder of their comedic chemistry.
In reality, the video is a promotional ad meant to help spread the word about the “Force For Change” initiative launched back in May in partnership with Omaze. The is offering one lucky Star Wars fan (along with a friend) the chance to fly to London as a VIP guest of J.J. Abrams and be in the new film. Yes, that’s right, you could be in Episode VII. How cool is that? Here’s the video Abrams released back in May all about it:
All the details for the contest can be found at this link.
What would you do on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII? What did you think of the Stewart/Colbert video? What’s your most obscure piece of Star Wars trivia? Let us know in the comments below!