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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert at Knox College.
Born May 13, 1964 (age 42)
Washington, D.C.
Notable roles Stephen Colbert in
The Daily Show,
and The Colbert Report;
Chuck Noblet in
Strangers with Candy

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (IPA: [kolbɛɹ]) (born May 13, 1964) is a three-time Emmy Award-winning American comedian, actor, and writer, known for his satirical style and deadpan comedic delivery. The Colbert Report (pronounced )[1] is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, best known previously as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show. ... This article is about Stephen Colbert, the character. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (569x853, 131 KB) Summary Stephen Colbert. ... Knox College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college located in Galesburg, Illinois. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans... This article is about Stephen Colbert, the character. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy-winning half-hour American satirical news television program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network. ... The Colbert Report (pronounced )[1] is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, best known previously as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show. ... Strangers With Candy was a cult television series produced by Comedy Central. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ... May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... An Emmy Award. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Deadpan (also known as Dry Humour) is a form of comedic delivery in which something humorous is said or done by a person, while not exhibiting a change in emotion or facial expression. ...


Colbert originally studied to be a dramatic actor, but became interested in improvisational theater 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. The Second City Logo The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ... Del Close Del Close (born March 9, 1934, in Manhattan, Kansas; died March 4, 1999), along with Keith Johnstone and Viola Spolin, is considered one of the premier influences on improvisational theater. ... It has been suggested that Freshman urban program be merged into this article or section. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1963)[1] is an American Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actor and writer, currently starring in the American version of the television sitcom The Office. ... Paul Dinello (born November 28, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) an actor, writer, director, and an alumnus of Chicago-based Second City and Annoyance Theatre, is best known for his role on Comedy Centrals Strangers with Candy. ... Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961 in Endicott, New York) is an American actress, author, and comedian. ... Exit 57 was a sketch comedy show that was aired on HBO] in 1995 and 1996. ...


Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult TV 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. The Dana Carvey Show audience ticket. ... Strangers With Candy was a cult television series produced by Comedy Central. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy-winning half-hour American satirical news television program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network. ...


In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host its newly-created spinoff series, The Colbert Report. Following from The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report styles itself as a parody of such personality-driven political opinion shows as Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor. Since its debut the series has been successful, earning Colbert three Emmy nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in its first year, in addition to establishing itself as one of Comedy Central's highest rated series. Colbert was named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in 2006.[1] A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... The Colbert Report (pronounced )[1] is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, best known previously as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show. ... For other persons named Bill OReilly, see Bill OReilly (disambiguation). ... The OReilly Factor is a United States television talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill OReilly, who discusses current political and social issues with guests from opposing ends of the political spectrum. ... The White House Correspondents Association is an organization of journalists who cover the President of the United States. ...

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Personal life

Stephen Colbert was born in Washington, D.C.[2] and grew up in South Carolina on James Island, the youngest of 11 children in an Irish Catholic family.[3][4][5] His father, James Colbert, was the vice president for academic affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina. His mother, Lorna Colbert, was a homemaker. In interviews, Colbert has described his parents as devout people who also strongly valued intellectualism and taught their children that it was possible to question the Church and still be Catholic.[6] The emphasis his family placed on intelligence as a desirable trait would lead Colbert to train himself to suppress his southern accent when he was still quite young. As a child, he observed that Southerners were often depicted as being less intelligent than other characters on scripted television; to avoid that stereotype, he taught himself to imitate the speech of American news anchors from an early age.[7][8] Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... James Island is a large triangular island in the Atlantic very near Charleston, South Carolina. ... Irish Catholics are persons of predominantly Irish descent who adhere to the Roman Catholic faith. ... The Medical University of South Carolina opened in Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 as a small private college for the training of physicians. ... An intellectual is a person who uses his or her intellect to work, study, reflect, speculate on, or ask and answer questions with regard to a variety of different ideas. ... The Southern United States Red states show the core of the American South. ... General Census definition: The Census Bureau official, general perspective of all the Southern states. ... ITV newscaster Mark Austin. ...

Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert at the 2006 Time 100.
Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert at the 2006 Time 100.

On September 11, 1974, when Colbert was 10 years old, his father and two brothers, Peter and Paul, were killed in the crash of Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 while it was attempting to land in Charlotte, North Carolina. They were reportedly en route to enroll the two boys at Canterbury High School in New Milford, Connecticut.[5][9] Shortly thereafter, Lorna Colbert relocated the family downtown to the more urban environment of East Bay Street. By his own account, Colbert found the transition difficult and did not easily make new friends in his new neighborhood.[4] Colbert would later describe himself during this time as detached, lacking a sense of the importance of the things other children around him concerned themselves with.[10][8] He developed a love of science fiction and fantasy novels, especially the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, of which he remains an avid fan. During his adolescence, he also developed an intense interest in fantasy role-playing games, especially Dungeons & Dragons,[11][10] a pastime which he would later characterize as an early experience in acting and improvisation.[12] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1256x706, 224 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Stephen Colbert Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1256x706, 224 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Stephen Colbert Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... // The TIME 100 Poll 2006 The People Who Shape Our World Wikified from: News Magazine Current Events 23:49, Friday July 7, 2006 (UTC) Copyright: Time Magazine, duplicated as fairuse in referencing Times website poll. ... This article is about the date September 11 in general. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Eastern Air Lines Flight 212 was an Eastern Air Lines Douglas DC-9-31, carrying 78 passengers and 4 crew, operating as a scheduled flight from Charleston, South Carolina to Chicago, Illinois, with an intermediate stop in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Nickname: The Queen City, Hornets Nest Location in Mecklenburg County in the state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina Counties Mecklenburg County, North Carolina  - Mayor Pat McCrory, (R) Area    - City 629. ... Canterbury School is a college preparatory, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. ... New Milford is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973) was an English philologist, writer and university professor who is best known as the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, as well as many other works. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Philosophically, improvisation often focuses on bringing ones personal awareness into the moment, and on developing a profound understanding for the action one is doing. ...


Colbert attended Charleston's Episcopal Porter-Gaud School, where he participated in several school plays and contributed to the school newspaper but, by his own assessment, was not highly motivated academically.[10] When he was younger, he had hoped to study marine biology, but surgery intended to repair a severely perforated eardrum caused him inner ear damage sufficient to rule out a career that would involve scuba diving, as well as leaving him deaf in his right ear.[4][13] For a while, he was uncertain as to whether or not he would attend college,[14], but ultimately he applied and was accepted to Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where a friend had also enrolled. There he continued to participate in plays while studying mainly philosophy[15][10]; he found the curriculum rigorous but was more focused than he had been in high school and was able to apply himself to his studies. Despite the lack of a significant theater community at Hampden-Sydney, Colbert's interest in acting escalated during this time. After two years, he transferred to Northwestern University's School of Communication to study performance, emboldened by the realization that he loved performing even when no one was coming to shows.[10] While there, he became involved in the improvisation troupe ImprovOlympic. After college, he went to work at The Second City and participated in improv classes there.[12] The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is the National Cathedral of the USA in Washington, D.C. The arms of the Episcopal Church are based on the Cross of St George, a symbol of England (mother of world Anglicanism), with a saltire reminiscent of the Cross of... Porter-Gaud School is an independent college preparatory school with historic ties to the Episcopal Church. ... Marine biology is the scientific study of the plants, animals and other organisms that live in the ocean. ... Rupture or perforation (hole) of the eardrum can occur in infection, trauma (e. ... Scuba divers exploring fish and coral. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the topic of this article may be unencyclopedic. ... Hampden-Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Freshman urban program be merged into this article or section. ... The I.O., or I.O. Chicago, (formerly known as ImprovOlympic) is a theater in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois dedicated to improvisational comedy. ... The Second City Logo The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ...


Colbert sometimes comedically refers to his surname as French, but his family is actually of Irish descent[3]. Originally, the name was pronounced "Col-bert", but Colbert's father had always wanted to pronounce the name "Col-BARE", remaining "Col-bert" only out of respect for his own father. As a result, James Colbert offered his children the option to pronounce the name whichever way they preferred.[4] Colbert started using "Col-BARE" when he transferred to Northwestern University, taking advantage of the opportunity to reinvent himself in a new place where no one knew him.[3]


Although by his own account he was not particularly political before joining the cast of The Daily Show, Colbert is a self-described Democrat.[16][17] He is also a practicing Roman Catholic[6] and a Sunday school teacher.[18][19]He lives in Montclair, New Jersey with his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert who appeared with him in an episode of Strangers with Candy as his mother. She also had an uncredited cameo as a nurse in the series pilot, along with a credited one (as his wife, Clair) in the Strangers with Candy movie. The couple have three children: Madeline, Peter, and John — all of whom have appeared on The Daily Show.[20] The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy-winning half-hour American satirical news television program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Sunday school, Indians and whites. ... Map of Montclair Township in Essex County Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... Strangers With Candy was a cult television series produced by Comedy Central. ... This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims. ... Strangers With Candy is an upcoming film, expected to be released in 2006 by Warner Independent Pictures. ...


Career in comedy

Early career

While at Northwestern, Colbert studied with the intent of becoming a dramatic actor; mostly he performed in experimental plays and was uninterested in comedy. He began performing improv at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago as a part of Del Close's ImprovOlympic at a time when the project was focused on competitive, long form improvisation, rather than improvisational comedy. "I wasn't gonna do Second City," Colbert later recalled, "because those Annoyance people looked down on Second City because they thought it wasn't pure improv — there was a slightly snobby, mystical quality to the Annoyance people."[12] Improvisational comedy (also called improv) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ... Annoyance Theatre is a modern style of theatre, based mainly in Chicago, that deals mainly in absurd and outrageous humor. ... Del Close Del Close (born March 9, 1934, in Manhattan, Kansas; died March 4, 1999), along with Keith Johnstone and Viola Spolin, is considered one of the premier influences on improvisational theater. ... The ImprovOlympic (now known as IO or IO Chicago) is a theater in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois dedicated to improvisational comedy. ... Philosophically, improvisation often focuses on bringing ones personal awareness into the moment, and on developing a profound understanding for the action one is doing. ...


After Colbert graduated, however, he was in need of a job, and a friend who was employed at Second City's box office offered him work answering phones and selling souvenirs.[10] Colbert accepted, and discovered that Second City employees were entitled to take classes at their training center for free.[12] Despite his earlier aversion to the comedy group, he signed up, and enjoyed the experience greatly; shortly thereafter, he was hired to perform with Second City's touring company, initially as an understudy for Steve Carell. It was there he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, with whom he would often collaborate later in his career. By their retelling, the three comedians did not get along at first — Dinello thought Colbert was uptight, pretentious and cold, while Colbert thought of Dinello as "an illiterate thug"[21] — but the trio became close friends while touring together, discovering that they shared a similar comic sensibility.[10] Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1963)[1] is an American Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actor and writer, currently starring in the American version of the television sitcom The Office. ... Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961 in Endicott, New York) is an American actress, author, and comedian. ... Paul Dinello (born November 28, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois) an actor, writer, director, and an alumnus of Chicago-based Second City and Annoyance Theatre, is best known for his role on Comedy Centrals Strangers with Candy. ...


When Sedaris and Dinello were offered the opportunity to create a television series for HBO Downtown Productions, Colbert quit Second City and relocated to New York in order to work with them on the sketch comedy show Exit 57[10]. The series debuted on Comedy Central in 1995 and aired through 1996. Despite only lasting for 12 episodes, the show received favorable reviews[22][23] and was nominated for five CableACE Awards in 1995, in categories including best writing, performance, and comedy series.[24] Exit 57 was a sketch comedy show that was aired on HBO] in 1995 and 1996. ... The CableACE Award was an award that was given from 1978 to 1997 to honor excellence in American cable television programing. ...


Following the cancellation of Exit 57, Colbert worked for six months as a cast member and writer on The Dana Carvey Show, alongside former Second City cast mate Steve Carell, as well as Robert Smigel, Charlie Kaufman, Louis C.K. and Dino Stamatopoulos, among others. The series, described by one reviewer as "kamikaze satire" in "borderline-questionable taste"[25], had sponsors pull out after its first episode aired, and was cancelled after seven episodes.[25] Colbert then worked as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live with Robert Smigel. Smigel also brought his animated sketch The Ambiguously Gay Duo to SNL from The Dana Carvey Show; Colbert provided the voice of Ace on both series, opposite Steve Carell as Gary. To make ends meet, he also worked as a script consultant for VH1 and MTV, before taking a job filming humorous correspondent segments for Good Morning America.[10] Only two of the segments he proposed were ever produced, and only one aired, but the job led his agent to refer him to The Daily Show's then-producer, Madeline Smithberg, who hired Colbert on a trial basis in 1997.[26] The Dana Carvey Show was a half-hour sketch comedy television show on the U.S. television network ABC during the 1996 season. ... Robert Smigel (born February 7, 1960) is an American humorist, animator and performer best known for his Saturday Night Live animations and as the puppeteer behind Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. ... Charles Stuart Kaufman (born September 20, 1958) is an Academy Award winning American screenwriter, identified by Premiere magazine as one of the 100 most powerful people in Hollywood. ... Louis C.K. or Louis Szekely (born September 12, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, producer and director. ... Dino Stamatopoulos in an episode of . ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 90-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City which has been broadcast by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... The Ambiguously Gay Duo flying together. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcasted on the ABC television network. ...


Strangers with Candy

Stephen Colbert with Amy Sedaris on Strangers with Candy.
Stephen Colbert with Amy Sedaris on Strangers with Candy.

During the same time frame, Colbert worked again with Sedaris and Dinello to develop a new comedy series for Comedy Central, Strangers with Candy. Comedy Central picked up the series in 1998 after Colbert had already begun working on The Daily Show. As a result Colbert accepted a reduced role, filming only 20 Daily Show segments a year while he worked on the new series.[10] Image File history File links Strangerswthcandy. ... Image File history File links Strangerswthcandy. ... Amy Sedaris (born March 29, 1961 in Endicott, New York) is an American actress, author, and comedian. ... Strangers With Candy was a cult television series produced by Comedy Central. ...


Strangers with Candy was conceived of as a parody of after-school specials, following the life of Jerri Blank, a 46-year-old drop-out who returns to finish high school after 32 years of life on the street. Most noted by critics for its use of offensive humor, it concluded each episode by delivering to the audience a skewed, politically incorrect moral lesson.[27] Colbert served as a main writer alongside Sedaris and Dinello, as well as portraying Jerri's strict but uninformed history teacher, Chuck Noblet, seen throughout the series dispensing inaccurate information to his classes. Colbert has likened this to the character he played on The Daily Show and later The Colbert Report, claiming that he has a very specific niche in portraying "uninformed, high-status idiot" characters. Another running joke throughout the series was that Noblet, a closeted homosexual, was having a "secret" affair with fellow teacher Geoffrey Jellineck despite the fact that their relationship was apparent to everyone around them. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Thirty episodes of the series were made, which aired on Comedy Central in 1999 and 2000. Though its ratings were not remarkable during its initial run, it has been characterized as a cult show with a small but dedicated audience.[28] Colbert reprised his role for a film adaptation, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and had a limited release in 2006. The film received mixed reviews. Colbert also co-wrote the screenplay with Sedaris and Dinello.[29] The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks alongside the Cannes, Moscow, Venice, Berlin, and Toronto festivals as one of the most prestigious in the world. ...


The Daily Show

Main article: The Daily Show
Stephen Colbert as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Stephen Colbert joined the cast of Comedy Central's parody-news series The Daily Show in 1997, when the show was in its second season. Originally one of four "correspondents" who filmed segments from remote locations in the style of network news field reporters, Colbert was referred to as "the new guy" on-air for his first two years on the show, during which time Craig Kilborn served as host. When Kilborn left the show prior to the 1999 season, Jon Stewart took over hosting duties, also serving as a writer and co-executive. From this point, the series gradually began to take on a more political tone, and began to increase in popularity, particularly in the latter part of 2000 during the U.S. presidential election season. The role of the show's correspondents was expanded to include more in-studio segments, as well as international reports which were almost always faked with the aid of a green screen.[10] The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy-winning half-hour American satirical news television program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network. ... Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Stephen Colbert on The Daily Show This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy-winning half-hour American satirical news television program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network. ... Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American comedian and former talk show host. ... Jon Stewart (born Jewathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962) is a nine-time Emmy-winning American comedian, satirist, actor, author, and producer. ... Presidential election results map. ... The bluescreen setup. ...


Unlike Stewart, who essentially hosts The Daily Show as himself,[30] Colbert developed a correspondent character for his pieces on the series. Colbert has described his correspondent character as "a fool who has spent a lot of his life playing not the fool" — an idiot who is informed enough to be able to cover for his idiocy much of the time, but is still an idiot.[10] The character was frequently pitted against knowledgeable interview subjects, or against Stewart in scripted exchanges, with the resultant dialogue demonstrating the Colbert-character's lack of knowledge of whatever he's talking about;[31][10] he also made generous use of humorous fallacies of logic in explaining his point of view on any topic. Other Daily Show correspondents have adopted a similar style, and the convention of having more character-driven correspondent segments, with Stewart serving as a kind of straight-man foil, is now generally accepted as a part of the show's format. Laurel and Hardy are one of the worlds most popular double acts A double act, also known as a comedy duo, is a comic device in which humor is derived from the uneven relationship between two partners, usually of the same gender, age, ethnic origin, and profession, but drastically...

Colbert with Steve Carell in the segment "Even Stephven" from The Daily Show.
Colbert with Steve Carell in the segment "Even Stephven" from The Daily Show.

Some recurring segments Colbert has appeared in for The Daily Show have included "Even Stephven" with Steve Carell, and "This Week in God," a weekly report on topics in the news pertaining to religion, presented with the help of "The God Machine". Colbert also filed reports from the floor of the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention as a part of The Daily Show's award-winning coverage of the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential elections; many from the latter were included as part of their Indecision 2004 DVD release. In a few episodes of The Daily Show, Colbert filled in as anchor in the absence of Jon Stewart, including the full week of March 3, 2002 when Stewart was scheduled to host Saturday Night Live. On one occasion, guest interviewee Al Sharpton failed to arrive for the taping, so Colbert filled in as Sharpton.[32] After Colbert left the show, the duty of filling in for Stewart was assumed by Rob Corddry until Corddry's departure in August 2006. Corddry also took over the "This Week in God" segments, although a recorded sample of Colbert's voice is still used as a sound effect for the God Machine. New episodes of The Daily Show still occasionally reuse older Colbert segments under the label "Klassic Kolbert". Colbert won three Emmys as a writer of The Daily Show in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Image File history File links Carellcolbert_ds. ... Image File history File links Carellcolbert_ds. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1963)[1] is an American Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actor and writer, currently starring in the American version of the television sitcom The Office. ... The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is a Peabody and Emmy-winning half-hour American satirical news television program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network. ... Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1963)[1] is an American Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actor and writer, currently starring in the American version of the television sitcom The Office. ... Colbert activating the God Machine The God Machine 2. ... The Daily Show includes many recurring segments, recurring gags, and other miscellany, a partial catalog of which is presented here. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ... The Republican National Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the United States Republican Party, is held every four years to determine the partys candidate for the coming Presidential election and the partys platform. ... Jon Stewart (born Jewathan Stuart Leibowitz on November 28, 1962) is a nine-time Emmy-winning American comedian, satirist, actor, author, and producer. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Rob Corddry (born on February 4, 1971 in Weymouth, Massachusetts), sometimes credited as Robert Corddry) is an American comedian known best for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. ...


The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert announces that "The Wørd" of the night is truthiness, during the premiere episode of The Colbert Report.
Stephen Colbert announces that "The Wørd" of the night is truthiness, during the premiere episode of The Colbert Report.
Colbert on the set of The Colbert Report.
Colbert on the set of The Colbert Report.
Main article: The Colbert Report

Since October 17, 2005, Colbert has hosted his own television show, The Colbert Report, a Daily Show spin-off which parodies the conventions of television news broadcasting,[7] particularly cable-personality political talk shows like The O'Reilly Factor and Scarborough Country.[33][12] Colbert hosts the show in-character as a blustery right-wing pundit, generally considered to be an extension of his character on The Daily Show. Conceived of by co-creators Stewart, Colbert and Ben Karlin in part as an opportunity to explore "the character-driven news," the series focuses less on the day-to-day news cycle than the Daily Show, instead frequently concentrating on the foibles of the host-character himself. Image File history File links Colbert-truthiness. ... Image File history File links Colbert-truthiness. ... Stephen Colbert announces that The WØRD of the night is truthiness, during the premiere episode of The Colbert Report. ... Image File history File links Colbert_report. ... Image File history File links Colbert_report. ... The Colbert Report (pronounced )[1] is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, best known previously as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Colbert Report (pronounced )[1] is an American satirical television program on Comedy Central that stars comedian Stephen Colbert, best known previously as a senior correspondent for The Daily Show. ... Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, also known as TDS to fans and staffers) is a half-hour satirical fake news program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in... It has been suggested that Cable News be merged into this article or section. ... The OReilly Factor is a United States television talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill OReilly, who discusses current political and social issues with guests from opposing ends of the political spectrum. ... Scarborough Country is an opinion/analysis show broadcasted on MSNBC Monday - Thursday at 9 P.M. ET. It is hosted by former congressman (R - Fla. ... This article is about Stephen Colbert, the character. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ben Karlin (born c. ...


The concept for The Report was first seen in a series of Daily Show segments which advertised the as-of-yet-fictional series as a joke. It was later developed by Stewart's Busboy Productions and pitched to Comedy Central, which greenlighted the program; Comedy Central had already been searching for a way to extend the successful Daily Show franchise beyond a half hour.[34] The series opened to strong ratings, averaging 1.2 million viewers nightly during its first week on the air. Comedy Central signed a long-term contract for The Colbert Report within its first month on the air, when it immediately established itself among the network's highest-rated shows.[35][36] Busboy Productions is a new production company established by Jon Stewart in or soon before 2005. ... To greenlight a project, in the context of the movie business, is to formally approve production finance, thereby allowing the project to move forward from the development phase to pre-production and, barring disasters, principal photography. ... Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart on the set of The Daily Show The Daily Show (currently The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, also known as TDS to fans and staffers) is a half-hour satirical fake news program produced by and run on the Comedy Central cable television network in... Comedy Central is a cable television and satellite television channel in the United States and as of January 15, 2007, in Germany[1]. In the course of 2007, Dutch channel The Box will be transformed into the Dutch version of Comedy Central. ...


2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner
Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner

On Saturday, April 29, 2006, Stephen Colbert was the featured entertainer for the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Standing a few yards from U.S. President George W. Bush[37] – in front of an audience the Associated Press called a "Who's Who of power and celebrity"[38] – Colbert delivered a controversial, searing routine targeting the president and the media.[39] In his politically conservative character from The Colbert Report, Colbert satirized the George W. Bush administration and the White House press corps with such lines as: Stephen Colbert at the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner On April 29, 2006, comedian Stephen Colbert appeared as the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents Association Dinner, which was held in Washington, D.C., at the Hilton hotel. ... Image File history File links Snapshot200604292346073on. ... Image File history File links Snapshot200604292346073on. ... The White House Correspondents Association is an organization of journalists who cover the President of the United States. ... April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The White House Correspondents Association is an organization of journalists who cover the President of the United States. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ...

I stand by this man. I stand by this man because he stands for things. Not only for things, he stands on things. Things like aircraft carriers and rubble and recently flooded city squares. And that sends a strong message, that no matter what happens to America, she will always rebound — with the most powerfully staged photo ops in the world.
 
— S. Colbert[40]

The performance received a lukewarm response from the audience, and major media outlets paid little attention to it initially. Washington Post columnist Dan Froomkin and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism professor Todd Gitlin claimed that this was because Colbert was critical of the Bush administration in the routine.[41][42] Richard Cohen, also writing for the Washington Post, responded by claiming that Colbert didn't get media attention because the routine wasn't funny.[43] The video of Colbert's performance became an Internet and media sensation,[44][45] and ratings for The Colbert Report rose 37% in the week following the speech.[46] Time magazine's James Poniewozik called it "the political-cultural touchstone issue of 2006."[47] Writing six months later, New York Times columnist Frank Rich referred to Colbert's speech as a "cultural primary" and christened it the "defining moment" of the 2006 midterm elections.[48][49] ... The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is one of the most prestigious schools of journalism in the United States. ... Gitlin on the cover of Letters to a Young Activist Dr. Todd Gitlin is an American sociologist, political writer, novelist, and cultural commentator. ... Richard Cohen, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, is a graduate of Far Rockaway High School and attended Hunter College, NYU and Columbia. ... Time (whose trademark is capitalized TIME) is a weekly American newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Image:Frank Rich. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ...


Other work

Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not
Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not

Stephen Colbert is co-author of the satirical text-and-picture novel Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not, which was published in 2003 by Hyperion Books. The novel was a collaboration between Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, and tells the story of a small town threatened by the impending destruction of a massive dam. The narrative is presented as a series of fictional interviews with the town's residents, accompanied by photos. The three authors toured performing an adaptation of Wigfield on stage the same year the book was released.[50] Image File history File links Wigfield. ... Image File history File links Wigfield. ... Hyperion Books is the publishing arm of theWalt Disney Company,inc it publishes both books for adults and children. ...


Colbert appeared in a small supporting role in the 2005 film adaptation of Bewitched. He has made guest appearances on the television series Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spin City, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and on the improvisational comedy show Whose Line is it Anyway?. He also voices the characters of Reducto and Phil Ken Sebben in the Cartoon Network's Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, which airs as part of the network's Adult Swim lineup. Colbert also has provided voices for Comedy Central's Crank Yankers, Cartoon Network's The Venture Bros., and American Dad!, as well as for Canadian animated comedy series The Wrong Coast.[51] Bewitched is a 2005 comedy film produced by Columbia Pictures and inspired by the classic television series of the same name. ... Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American sitcom starring Seinfeld writer, co-creator, and executive producer Larry David. ... Spin City was a TV series that ran from 1996 to 2002, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty. ... Law & Order: Criminal Intent is a United States crime drama television series that began in 2001. ... Whose Line Is It Anyway? (sometimes abbreviated to Whose Line?) is a short form improvisational comedy show. ... Cartoon Network is a cable television network created by Turner Broadcasting which primarily shows animated programming. ... The Adult Swim logo Adult Swim, usually rendered [adult swim] based on its logo, is the name for the adult-oriented television programming block on Cartoon Network in the United States and Australia, and Bravo in the United Kingdom, featuring absurdist and often ribald comedy in contrast to the tamer... Crank Yankers is a United States TV show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that features actual prank calls made by show regulars and celebrity guests which are re-enacted onscreen by puppets. ... The Venture Bros. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The Wrong Coast is a Canadian cartoon show on Teletoon channel. ...


Colbert filled in for Sam Seder on the second episode of The Majority Report on Air America Radio, and has also done reports for The Al Franken Show. He performed the opening narration of the play Hedwig and the Angry Inch on a CD compilation of music from and inspired by the play and film. Colbert read the part of Leopold Bloom in Bloomsday on Broadway XXIV: Love Literature Language Lust: Leopold's Women Bloom on June 16, 2005 at Symphony Space in New York City.[6] He appeared in a series of TV commercials for General Motors, as a not-too-bright investigator searching for the elusive (and non-existent in real life) "Mr. Goodwrench". He also portrayed the letter Z in Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet, a 2005 video release. The Majority Report is a show on Air America Radio, hosted by Janeane Garofalo and Sam Seder. ... Logo of Air America Radio, a U.S. radio network and program syndication sevice with a liberal point of view. ... The Al Franken Show is the flagship talk show of Air America Radio. ... Hedwig and the Angry Inch is an off-Broadway musical theater play (1998) and film (2001) about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by a transsexual singer. ... Leopold Bloom is a fictional character in James Joyces novel Ulysses. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the worlds largest car manufacturer. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into GM Goodwrench. ...


Colbert is currently working on a new book that will be published in September 2007 by Warner Books; its title has not yet been announced. Warner Books was also the publisher of America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction, written by the Daily Show staff. The new book is expected to contain similar political satire, but will be written primarily by Colbert rather than as a collaboration with his Colbert Report writing staff.[52] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


After appearing on the O'Reilly factor on January 18, 2007, Colbert stole a microwave from the Fox News studio and later displayed it on the set of the Colbert Report for the return interview with Bill O'Reilly. A Fox News spokesman confirmed to CNN that Colbert had stolen the microwave, but stated that it was "all in good fun".[53] Colbert also made apparent references to a 2004 sexual harassment complaint against O'Reilly when he ended O'Reilly's interview with the impersonating statement, "Thank you for not asking about the thing you agreed not to ask me about as a condition of my being on this show," and then started his own interview of O'Reilly later that night by pretending that he had to leave the Daily Show With John Stewart because "that man is a sexual predator, you have no idea what that's like."


Honors and awards

Caricature of Stephen Colbert, by cartoonist Greg Williams.
Caricature of Stephen Colbert, by cartoonist Greg Williams.
  • In January 2006, the American Dialect Society named truthiness, which Colbert featured on the premiere episode of the Colbert Report, as its 2005 Word of the Year. Colbert devoted time on five successive episodes to bemoaning the failure of the Associated Press to mention his role in popularizing the word truthiness in its news coverage of the Word of the Year.[54]
  • In June 2006, after speaking at the school's commencement ceremony, Knox College gave Colbert an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree. [55]
  • On December 9, 2006, Merriam-Webster announced that it selected truthiness as its Word of the Year for 2006. Votes were accepted on their website, and according to poll results truthiness won by a five-to-one margin.[56]
  • Time Magazine named Stephen Colbert as one of the 100 most influential people in 2006.[57] In May 2006, the New Yorker magazine listed Colbert (along with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show) as one of its top dozen influential persons in media.[58]
  • Colbert was nominated for three Emmys for The Colbert Report in 2006, including the "Best Performance in a Variety, Musical Program or Special" award, which he lost to Barry Manilow — Manilow and Colbert would go on to sign and notarize a revolving biannual "custody agreement" for the Emmy on the Colbert Report episode aired on 30 October 2006. Colbert's only Emmy in 2006 came as a writer for The Daily Show.
  • Colbert was named "2nd Sexiest TV News Anchor" in September 2006 by Maxim Online, next to Melissa Theuriau of France. He was the only man on the list.[59]
  • In November 2006, he was named one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People Magazine.[60] In the December 2006 issue of GQ, he is named one of GQ's "Men of the Year".[61]

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See also

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