That monologue was amazing.
Colbert is such a good interviewer. He knows how to get a laugh without ever insulting the bands' intelligence. Ben and Jimmy seem like such sincere guys. But for some reason, Jenny Lewis has started to come off as a bit arrogant when I've seen her interviewed lately. She also seems to make the performance about her when really, she's just a backup singer. I don't know, maybe she was just nervous. Just seemed a little off.
Yeah I wouldn't call her a "backup" singer. I saw them this week, and she did everything from singing to playing guitar, drums, piano, etc. Ben pulled her up front and specifically featured her throughout the entire show. She's very much a part of the band, and Ben certainly isn't making her stand in the back.
They sound incredible, and put on one of the best shows I've ever seen.