To reassure a frightened nation that there is only one Ken Burns and his name is Ken Burns, documentation/jazz guy Ken Burns asked a bunch of famous people to recite the Gettysburg Address as a way to both shame everyone who forgot the speech once they graduated middle school and hype his upcoming PBS film, The Address.
Said famous people include Taylor Swift, Usher, Steven Spielberg, and Bill O’Reilly, as well as Louis C.K. and Stephen Colbert, whose readings you can watch below. Colbert has one of the more spirited interpretations, complete with fake hat and beard, while C.K. stumbles over the words, which is a surprise considering…
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