Stephen Colbert had never met Wild Turkey Bourbon’s Chief Storyteller and Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey, before last night, but I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if they didn’t get along like long lost friends. The two Southern gents got along swimmingly while sipping on some 17 year bourbon discussing everything from why Rom-Coms are harder to do than drama, what makes whiskey so great, and why McConaughey is still the sexiest man alive.
Who is George Clooney? What is a Matt Damon? Nothing! As long as Matthew McConaughey is alive, he considers himself the reigning “Sexiest Man Alive.” Whether or not that is true, the man has landed a dream job as the spokesperson for Wild Turkey Bourbon. If he can’t sell the Kentucky gold, he’ll be left with a lot of fine aged bourbon. That’s a pretty nice worst case scenario.
At the end of the very casual and interesting conversation, McConaughey explained the origins of his legendary catch phrases “alright, alright, alright” and “jk living.” But it seems McConaughey can’t stop coming up with new zen slogans.
“I should start making bumper stickers,” he joked.