Fans of Stephen Colbert, rejoice! EW has reported the satirical Comedy Central pundit will appear in an upcoming episode of "The Office" alongside fellow "Daily Show" alum Ed Helms. Colbert will play "Broccoli" Rob, a friend of Andy's from his college days. Both Rob and Andy were in the a cappella group Here Comes Treble. In the Oct. 25 episode of "The Office," B-Rob will start some serious drama with Andy. Details are scarce, but the conflict will have something to do with the history of their vocal group.
There are plenty of other current and former "Daily Show" correspondents who would also be a welcome addition to "The Office" in its final season. Here's a list of some of the most popular correspondents and who they could play on "The Office."
John Hodgman: The Scranton StranglerHodgman's mild-mannered demeanor make him a great choice for playing the infamous Scranton Strangler. There's nothing creepier than a killer who acts all calm and polite. Plus, Hodgman's been rocking a seriously villainous mustache in recent weeks. The identity of the Strangler has been a mystery since Season 6's "The Delivery." Perhaps Hodgman could get some screen time with Toby, since the Scranton HR rep actually served on the jury for the Strangler trial. Toby revealed the Strangler might be innocent back in "Michael's Last Dundies."
Josh Gad: A member of the documentary film crew
In addition to starring in the Broadway smash hit "Book of Mormon," Josh Gad has appeared several times on "The Daily Show." With his somewhat nerdy build, he looks like part of a documentary filmmaker: perhaps a director, boom mic operator, or camera man.
Nate and Rob Corddry: Members of Dwight's extended family
With a possible spin-off for Dwight Schrute in the works, the final season of "The Office" is the perfect time introduce more storylines that revolve around Dwight and his weird family. Former "Daily Show" correspondents (and real-life brothers) Nate and Rob Corddry could use their family resemblance and natural chemistry to great advantage by playing relatives on "The Office."
Rob Riggle: Nellie's ex
Last season, fans got to see a softer side of Nellie Bertram when she revealed how an ex had broken her heart. The ex in question was a stage magician who left her for a waitress. The mental image of bulky Rob Riggle in an ill-fitting tuxedo doing magic tricks is inherently funny, and he'd be a great choice. For even more fun, have the waitress he ran off with become his new magic assistant. That role could easily be played by "Daily Show" alums like Samantha Bee or Kristen Schaal.
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