Dinnell has known Colbert since they met at Chicagos Second City improv theater; but he says a number of people who know him only from Colbert Report are take the shows Mega-American political opinions as seriously as the right-wingers like Bill OReilly and Rush Limbaugh it facetiously makes fun of.
Dinnell laughs about how such fans want Colbert to be that guy all the time, but says it can get to be a pain for his friend.
In his words, They dont want to believe hes a nice guy. They try to make him say something mean, and wont leave him alone sometimes.
Dinnell and Colbert co-wrote and star together in the movie version of the brief but acclaimed Comedy Central series, Strangers With Candy, which hits theaters June 28.
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