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Attention Stephen Colbert: Your SCR tickets await you, on Twitter or not*

May 8, 2009 |  1:09 pm

Stephen Colbert Like just about everyone else on the planet with too much time on their hands, Culture Monster is all over Twitter.

And even though we spend most of our day blogging and tweeting and whatnot, we occasionally like to take a break to find out what other Tweeters have been up to and who they've managed to rope in as followers. You know, like stalking with permission.

So imagine our surprise when we checked in with our pals at South Coast Repertory and found this:

@stephentcolbert Congrats! U are our 200th follower & u've won 2 free tix 2 see "Emilie" @SouthCoastRep! Show closes Sun, Stephen, so hurry!

What? We knew SCR has quite the reputation across the country, so we'd expect to see a stack of followers. But Stephen Colbert? That's cool. We can't wait to see David Emmes at "The Colbert Report" table, talking current events with Stephen.

Alas, turns out some tweets got crossed. Yes, that's the "real" Stephen Colbert, but he's not the prize winner; the "Emilie" tickets will instead go to @furioustheatre. *And, we've now learned, it wasn't even the Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report." It's another Stephen Colbert -- for real.

But hey, the more the merrier. The generous folks at South Coast Rep assured us today that they'll find space for either Colbert -- @stephentcolbert or @StephenAtHome -- at "Emilie" or any other production at the Costa Mesa theater. 

And, hey, Stephen(s), if you're out there reading this, how about following Culture Monster on Twitter?  @CultureMonster.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Stephen Colbert. Credit: Matt Rourke / Associated Press