It's sometimes easy to forget that Stephen Colbert is just playing a character, and that his lovably obnoxious spin show host persona is just that -- a persona. No, the real Stephen Colbert is actually a pretty hilarious actor, though his resume really only boasts one big role.
But now, the Colbert Report host will have another acting role to add to his filmography: a guest stint on The Office. Colbert will guest star on the final season of the NBC sitcom as Broccoli Rob, a former member of Andy Bernard's (Ed Helms) a capella group, Here Comes Treble, according to EW.
Broccoli Rob will show up in the show's Halloween-themed episode (which airs October 25), rebuilding a rivalry between himself as Andy by spinning false rumors about Here Come Treble's history. What? Colbert spinning false rumors? That's way out of character for him!
Colbert and Helms are both former correspondents for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, along with former 'Office' star Steve Carell. Carell and Helms left the Daily Show for their roles on The Office, while Colbert received his own spinoff series, the successful Colbert Report.
Colbert has also appeared in the comedy flop The Love Guru and provided a voice for the President in the animated comedy Monsters vs. Aliens. This will be his first television role since becoming the host of the Colbert Report.
What do you think? Are you excited to see Stephen branching out to Scranton? Will you be tuning in? You can bet I will be.
The Office's eighth and final season premieres tonight on NBC.