Colbert coming to University of Pittsburgh

The wait is over for citizens of Colbert Nation.

Stephen Colbert, the popular faux-conservative host of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," will appear April 19 at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.

His visit is a reward for four graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering who solved a complicated treasure hunt last summer. Mr. Colbert originally was scheduled to grace the music hall stage in January but fell ill and canceled at the last minute.

Since then, the date of his return was the subject of much speculation. An advertisement Wednesday in The Pitt News, as well as a Twitter post from the engineering school, confirmed the date.

Those who snapped up free tickets to the first booking must exchange them for new tickets by 5 p.m. April 17. They can be obtained at the site where they were first issued: either the Swanson School of Engineering or the William Pitt Union.

The event is not open to the public; anyone attending must produce a valid Pitt ID.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and Mr. Colbert is scheduled to begin an hour later. For a short time afterward, he will sign his latest book -- "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't" -- which also will be on sale for 20 percent off.

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First Published April 3, 2013 7:00 PM


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