Folk legend John Prine appeared on the Colbert Report last week to support the reissue of his 1991 album The Missing Years. Prine gave a brief interview, and then played "Paradise" and "How Lucky," the latter of which Colbert called one of his "favorite songs of all-time."
John Prine Interview with Stephen Colbert
John Prine "How Lucky" on The Colbert Report
John Prine "Paradise" on The Colbert Report
During the interview, Colbert asked Prine about his former job as a mailman, his reason for not featuring twerking in his music videos ("that would put me in a different tax bracket"), and the impossible question, "What are the things you can't remember?" Once again, Colbert reveals himself to be skillful and hilarious interviewer.