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Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will have 'an evening of fun' together this November

'A look at their influences, ideas, and creative work' for the Montclair Film Festival

Montclair Film Festival

Stephen Colbert is going to interview J.J. Abrams in Newark as part of a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival — and if you want in on the action, you'll have to move fast. Colbert and Abrams' conversation — which is being branded a "celebrity nerd-off" — is supposed to be "a wide-ranging, on-stage look at their influences, ideas, and creative work," and it's a discussion that'll take place at an exciting time for both men. Colbert (a Montclair, NJ resident) is getting ready to start a new phase of his career as the host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which premieres September 8th; Abrams is one of the creative forces behind Star Warsreturn to theaters with The Force Awakens on December 18th.

If you're interested in Colbert and Abrams' back-and-forth but have no way to get to Newark, you might be out of luck: no plans to live stream or otherwise release the conversation have yet been announced. Tickets are available for Montclair Film Festival members on September 8th, and they'll be made available to the public on the 11th. The show itself is set for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on November 21st. I'm guessing you'll need fast fingers and an open wallet if you want to be in attendance.