July 10, 2006
Amy Sedaris appeared on this episode to promote the Strangers With Candy movie, but it quickly turned into a circus act. Paul appeared, once again, as Stephen's building manager, Tad. When I saw him at the after party for the movie's New York premiere on June 20th, Stephen told me that when Amy appeared on his show he, she, and Paul were going to tumble. I didn't ask him to clarify, but I just assumed that they were going to engage in a fake argument, like when Amy was interviewed by Stephen on "The Daily Show" back on April 3, 2001. I didn't realize that he meant the word "tumble" literally.
April 24, 2006
For this appearance, Paul's character Tad represented Stephen at an auction. There was a sign out front saying no food, no smoking, and no pets, so of course Tad tried to go in eating, smoking, and leading a dog on a leash. Ultimately, Tad did not return to the "Colbert Report" studio empty handed. He brought Stephen a "Welcome to the auction" sign.
November 1, 2005
Paul made his first "Colbert Report" appearance as Tad, Stephen's building manager, to demonstrate evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency. He has to snap the neck of a man in a wheelchair to prevent the guy from being an obstacle in the stairwell, then he ends up being locked in the duplicate studio, which is located in a deep underground bunker, far below the real studio.