It's no secret to fans of that The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert is a die-hard J.R.R. Tolkien fan, with an encyclopedic knowledge of his work and a dedicated love for the worlds he built.
Colbert introduced the panel discussion with a long speech about his love of Tolkien's work, and his joy of being involved in the film franchise.
Colbert is reported to also have a brief cameo in the upcoming installment of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies.
If you didn't catch Colbert's blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo, this is what he looked like.