Chris Funk
has been a guest of The Colbert Report
and got nailed in the process

What a coattail-rider looks like

A member of the hyper-literate indie "rock" band, The Decemberists, Chris plays the guitar, and many other instruments, including himself all the while riding Stephen's coattails.

Funk was The Decemberists' anointed warrior-incarnate for the blood-frenzy of guitar mayhem and pyrotechnics known as The Shred Off on the December 20, 2006 episode of The Colbert Report, which he lost.

Shred Off Load OutEdit

  • BC Rich Warlock with Floyd Rose Tremolo
  • (Effects pedal A)
  • (Effects pedal B)
  • (Effects pedal C)
  • Marshall foot switch
  • Marshall head
  • Marshall cabinet
  • Stupid green hat

Guitar soloEdit

Funk's solo was horribly uninspired. Clearly reliant on his pedals to make up for his lack of technical proficiency, his solo was decidedly novice. Had Stephen not injured his hand, Funk would have easily been destroyed in the wake of Stephen's blistering licks.

Luckily for this hyper-literate-prog-rocker, the elderly Peter Frampton simply blew him away, sparing him the brunt of Stephen's sonic onslaught, which would have rendered him, the studio audience, and the people watching at home deaf because of his complete, total, and dominant awesomeness.


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