Richard Preston
has been a guest of The Colbert Report two times
and has been nailed each time.


Richard Preston
composed at least one non-audiobook book.


Richard Preston in the real Hot Zone.

Richard Preston is an author who has written extensively on the subject of global pandemics and exceedingly large trees.

He appeared as Stephen's guest on the November 29, 2005 edition of The Colbert Report and then again on the May 7, 2007 edition of The Report.

Preston is a scary guy who has studied scary diseases. He doesn't think the type of smallpox that make you bleed out of your ass is 'the extreme smallpox,' he thinks of it as 'ordinary smallpox.' The bad kind makes your skin slip off your body in sheets and turns the whites of your eyes black.

He has also written an entire book devoted to enviroporn.

How To Identify The Bad SmallpoxEdit

  1. Rubbery skin
  2. 'Billiard ball eyes'
  3. A sleeve or sock hanging out of the anus

How To Have Sex In Tall TreesEdit

  1. Hammock
  2. Ropes
  3. A partner, but no ficuses

Preston is available for children's parties.


  • The Hot Zone
  • The Not-So-Hot Zone
  • The I'm Bleeding Out Of My Ass Zone

  • The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring
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