Comedy Central news anchor Stephen Colbert got to host the Hobbit Panel. He is a lifelong fan of Tolkien and a genuine, certified expert/encyclopedia on all things Lord of the Ring. So much so that he speaks Elvish, he beat LOTR/Hobbit screenwriter Philippa Boyens in a trivia quiz and helped Peter Jackson answer in great detail a Hobbit question that had been bothering the director for years. He and his family even got a cameo in Desolation of Smaug. He will reprise his cameo in the third film.
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