YouTube's current biggest celebrity, PewDiePie, just made his big U.S. TV debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." The meeting of the Internet's biggest personalities was considered by many to be a huge success, especially in contrast to a very much disastrous skit a few weeks ago that aired on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" where he pokes fun at the online gaming community but ended up coming off berating and insulting them instead.
PewDiePie, or Felix Kjellberg in real life, has made himself a rich man through his YouTube show "Let's Play." In his channel, people can watch him incessantly curse at his computer as he plays video games. Even though it's a trend that Colbert may not actually understand completely, it is clear that he admires PewDiePie's achievements.
Colbert points out that PewDiePie is a Guinnes World Record holder for having amassed 39 million followers on YouTube – the second in line has 15 million followers less than him.
He then turns towards the camera in order to thank the Internet, “For allowing their emperor to be here today,” he said.
Observers pointed out that PiewDiePie was invited onto the show as an actual guest, donning a suit and sitting across the desk from Colbert, just like any A-list celebrity would do. In fact, other guests that evening were Claire Danes and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Aside from having a nice chat, Colbert not only pokes fun at Internet Gaming, but also at his own “steampunk age” medium of entertainment, television. "The Late Show" also uploaded the section of the interview where PewDiePie attempts to teach Colbert how to speak Swedish.
PewDiePie also shared that he is in town to film a show, which as previously reported, may or may not be for television.