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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( /koʊlˈbɛər/ or /ˈkoʊlbərt/ born on May 13, 1964) is an American political satirist, writer, comedian and television host. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits. Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Exit 57. Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience. In 2005, he left The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as The O'Reilly Factor. Since its debut, the series has established itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy Award nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006.

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Stephen Colbert Named David Letterman's Replacement

Stephen Colbert
Named David Letterman's Replacement

Stephen Colbert has been named as David Letterman's replacement, taking over as host of CBS' "Late Show."Letterman announced just last week he was retiring in 2015. According to CBS, Colbert… READ MORE >

Ex-NFL Star Dat Nguyen -- Stephen Colbert  Should Be BEGGING for Forgiveness

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Stephen Colbert Should Beg Asian-Americans for Forgiveness

Stephen Colbert can try to blow off his "Ching Chong Ding-Dong" skit as a joke all he wants -- former NFL All-Pro Dat Nguyen thinks Colbert NEEDS to apologize, and he's shocked he hasn't… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Colbert Makes Black's 'Friday' Into Awesome Jam

Colbert
Makes Black's 'Friday' Into Awesome Jam

Stephen Colbert is truly a magician -- because with the help of Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and a special "American Idol" guest, he managed to turn the Rebecca Black song "Friday" into ... dare we say… READ MORE >

- 1112 days ago
Colbert & Stewart Bring the Sanity And/Or Fear

Colbert & Stewart
Bring the Sanity And/Or Fear

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart took to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. today as part of their "Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear." So far sanity has a slight lead.  READ MORE >

- 1266 days ago
Stephen Colbert's Olympic Lunch -- Cold Cuts

Stephen Colbert's Olympic Lunch -- Cold Cuts

Stephen Colbert -- assistant sports psychologist for the U.S. Speed Skating Team -- is so hungry for a win in Vancouver, dude actually used an ice skate to slice up a sandwich right before the… READ MORE >

- 1520 days ago
NASA Walks All Over C.O.L.B.E.R.T.

NASA Walks All Over C.O.L.B.E.R.T.

You won't find this fitness machine at your local Gold's Gym -- it's the insanely high-tech NASA treadmill that was just named after Stephen Colbert.The C.O.L.B.E.R.T. Treadmill -- which stands… READ MORE >

- 1829 days ago
TMZ to Congress -- Do You Twitter Your Wife?

TMZ to Congress -- Do You Twitter Your Wife?

We asked Congressmen Jim Himes (D, CT), John Boccieri (D, OH), Joe Sestak (D, PA) Neil Abercrombie (D, HI) and Henry Cuellar (D, TX) what's the deal with all the Twittering on the Hill -- and… READ MORE >

- 1851 days ago
Stephen Colbert: "I Have Twatted"

Stephen Colbert: "I Have Twatted"

Was it a Freudian slip ... or did Stephen Colbert and Meredith Viera reveal a little more than they intended this morning on "Today" when they tried to admit to have used Twitter in the… READ MORE >

- 1856 days ago
Chicken Salad Out of Chicken S*** -- KFC Wants Colbert!

Chicken Salad Out of Chicken S*** -- KFC Wants Colbert!

Although Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert has dropped out of the Presidential race, he can still run KFC's White House!In an open letter to the semi-fictional right wing political pundit… READ MORE >

- 2349 days ago
Colbert Campaign: Big Shtick May Dip Doritos

Colbert Campaign: Big Shtick May Dip Doritos

Wry TV host Stephen Colbert has launched a faux-ish campaign for the presidency (with Republican airport restroom foot-tapper Larry Craig as his running mate) -- but the joke could backfire if the… READ MORE >

- 2368 days ago

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