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Vanessa Bayer reveals advice Stephen Colbert gave her about Chicago comedy

Vanessa Bayer reveals advice Stephen Colbert gave her about Chicago comedy

Talk about a slow response. Stephen Colbert returned an email actress-comedian Vanessa Bayer sent him 13 years ago on Monday's episode of "The Late Show."

Bayer said she was a University of Pennsylvania senior who was preparing to move to Chicago in 2004 when she met Colbert at a comedy festival after-party. Colbert, a Northwestern University graduate who studied comedy for years in Chicago, was a correspondent at "The Daily Show" at the time.

"You told me to take classes from this guy Mick Napier, which was so nice and everything. And you were like, 'If you forget any of this or you need any more information, here's my email,'"...

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