Stephen Colbert in 2007
|Birth name||Stephen Tyrone Colbert|
|Born||May 13, 1964 |
Washington, D.C., USA
|Medium||Theatre, Television, Film, Books|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Genres||Sketch comedy, Improvisational comedy, Character comedy, Political satire/News satire|
|Subject(s)||American culture, Popular culture, Current events, Mass media/News media, American politics, American conservatism, The Christian Right, Political Punditry, Egomania, Xenophobia, Anti-Intellectualism|
|Influences||Don Novello, Bill Cosby, George Carlin, Dean Martin, Jon Stewart, Steve Martin|
|Influenced||Rob Corddry, Ed Helms|
|Spouse||Evelyn McGee-Colbert (3 children)|
|Notable works and roles||Chuck Noblet in|
Strangers with Candy
Stephen Colbert in
The Daily Show and
The Colbert Report
I Am America (And So Can You!)
America (The Book)
Phil Ken Sebben and Myron Reducto in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
|Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program|
2004, 2005, 2006 The Daily Show
Stephen Tyrone Colbert (IPA: /koʊlˈbe:ɹ/) (born May 13, 1964) is an Emmy and Peabody award winning American comedian, satirist, actor and writer, known for his ironic style (particularly in his portrayal of uninformed opinion leaders), and for his deadpan comedic delivery. Events 1497 - Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola. Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. 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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12 1937 – June 22 2008 was an American stand-up comedian, often considered one of the best of all time Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an Emmy Award -winning American Actor, Comedian, Writer, Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American Comedian and actor known best for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Edward "Ed" Helms (born January 24 1974 is an American actor and comedian perhaps most notable for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central 's The Daily Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. 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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. Improvisational theatre (also known as improv or impro) is a form of Theatre in which the Actors use Improvisational acting techniques Del Close ( March 9, 1934 – March 4, 1999) along with Keith Johnstone, Paul Sills, Dudley Riggs and Viola 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". Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Paul Dinello (born November 28, 1962) is an American Actor, Writer, director, and an Alumnus of Chicago Amy Sedaris (born March 29 1961 is an American actress, Author, and Comedian. Exit 57 was a 30-minute Sketch comedy series that aired on the American television channel Comedy Central from 1995 to 1996 its cast was composed of comedians
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. The Dana Carvey Show was a half-hour Sketch comedy television show that aired on the U Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. 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. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show
In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host a spin-off series, The Colbert Report. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American 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". The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses Since its debut, the series has been successful, establishing itself as one of Comedy Central's highest-rated series, earning Colbert three Emmy nominations and an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006. On April 29 2006, American Comedian Stephen Colbert appeared as the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world as assembled by Time.  His book, I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. I Am America (And So Can You! is a satirical 2007 Bestseller by American comedian Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List. The New York Times Best Seller List is widely considered to be the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.
Stephen Colbert was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina on James Island, the youngest of eleven children in an Irish Catholic family. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Charleston is a city in Charleston county in the US state of South Carolina. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America. James Island is one of South Carolina's most urban Sea Islands and is one of the six distinct areas of the city proper of Charleston South Carolina. Irish Catholics is a term used to describe people of Roman Catholic background who are Irish or of Irish descent.  The Colbert children, in order from oldest to youngest, are Jimmy, Eddie, Mary, Billy, Margo, Tommy, Jay, Lulu, Paul, Peter and Stephen. 
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. An intellectual (from the adjective meaning "involving thought and reason" is a person who tries to use his or her Intelligence and analytical thinking,  The emphasis his family placed on intelligence and his observation of negative stereotypes of Southerners led Colbert to train himself to suppress his Southern accent while he was still quite young. Southern American English is a group of Dialects of the English language spoken throughout the Southern region of the United States, from Southern 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. The Southern United States &mdashcommonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South &mdashconstitutes a large distinctive General American is an accent of American English within American English General American and accents approximating it are contrasted with Southern American 
Colbert sometimes comedically claims his surname is French, but his family is actually of Irish descent. Legal residents and citizens To be French according to the first article of the Constitution is to be a citizen of France regardless of one's origin race or religion ( The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate  Originally, the name was pronounced "KHOL-bert"; Stephen Colbert's father, James, wanted to pronounce the name "Khol-BARE," but maintained the "KHOL-bert" pronunciation out of respect for his own father (Stephen's grandfather). However, James offered his children the option to pronounce the name whichever way they preferred.  Stephen started using "Khol-BARE" later in life when he transferred to Northwestern University, taking advantage of the opportunity to reinvent himself in a new place where no one knew him. 
On September 11, 1974, when Colbert was ten years old, his father and two of his 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. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. 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 North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States They were en route to enroll the two boys at Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut. Canterbury School is a college preparatory coeducational boarding and day school for students in Forms 3 through 6 (grades 9-12 New Milford (incorporated 1712 is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States north of Danbury, on the Housatonic Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.  Shortly thereafter, Lorna Colbert relocated the family downtown to the more urban environment of East Bay Street in Charleston. By his own account, Colbert found the transition difficult and did not easily make new friends in his new neighborhood.  Colbert later described himself during this time as detached, lacking a sense of importance regarding the things with which other children concerned themselves.  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. Fantasy is a Genre that uses magic and other Supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, and/or setting During his adolescence, he also developed an intense interest in fantasy role-playing games, especially Dungeons & Dragons, a pastime which he later characterized as an early experience in acting and improvisation. A role-playing game ( RPG; often roleplaying game) is a Game in which the participants assume the roles of Fictional characters. Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a Fantasy Role-playing game (RPG originally designed by Improvisation (also called extemporization) is the practice of acting singing talking and reacting of making and creating in the moment and in response to the stimulus of 
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. The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. Motto  During his time as a teenager, he also briefly fronted a Rolling Stones cover band. A cover band (or covers band) is a band that plays mostly or exclusively cover songs.  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. Marine biology is the scientific study of living Organisms in the Ocean or other marine or Brackish bodies of water Rupture or perforation (hole of the Eardrum can occur in Infection, trauma (e The damage was severe enough that he was unable to pursue a career that would involve scuba diving. Scuba diving is swimming underwater, or taking part in another activity while using a Scuba set. The damage also left him deaf in his right ear.  For a while, he was uncertain whether he would attend college, but ultimately he applied and was accepted to Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where a friend had also enrolled. Hampden-Sydney College is a liberal arts college for men located in Hampden-Sydney Virginia. The Commonwealth of Virginia ( is an American state There he continued to participate in plays while studying mainly philosophy; 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. Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language 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. 
While at Northwestern, Colbert studied with the intent of becoming a dramatic actor; mostly he performed in experimental plays and was uninterested in comedy. The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world as assembled by Time. He began performing improvisation 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. The Annoyance Theatre, or Annoyance Productions as it is sometimes called is a Theater and associated ensemble based in Chicago that deals mainly in absurd and outrageous Del Close ( March 9, 1934 – March 4, 1999) along with Keith Johnstone, Paul Sills, Dudley Riggs and Viola iO, or iO Chicago, (formerly known as "ImprovOlympic" is a theater located at 3541 N Improvisation (also called extemporization) is the practice of acting singing talking and reacting of making and creating in the moment and in response to the stimulus of "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. " After Colbert graduated in 1986, 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.  Colbert accepted, and discovered that Second City employees were entitled to take classes at their training center for free.  Despite his earlier aversion to the comedy group, he signed up for improvisation classes, 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. Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American It was there he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, with whom he often collaborated later in his career. Amy Sedaris (born March 29 1961 is an American actress, Author, and Comedian. Paul Dinello (born November 28, 1962) is an American Actor, Writer, director, and an Alumnus of Chicago 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"—but the trio became close friends while touring together, discovering that they shared a similar comic sensibility. 
When Sedaris and Dinello were offered the opportunity to create a television series for HBO Downtown Productions, Colbert left The Second City and relocated to New York in order to work with them on the sketch comedy show Exit 57. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Exit 57 was a 30-minute Sketch comedy series that aired on the American television channel Comedy Central from 1995 to 1996 its cast was composed of comedians  The series debuted on Comedy Central in 1995 and aired through 1996. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming Despite only lasting for 12 episodes, the show received favorable reviews and was nominated for five CableACE Awards in 1995, in categories including best writing, performance, and comedy series. 
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 Dana Carvey Show was a half-hour Sketch comedy television show that aired on the U Robert Smigel (born February 7 1960) is an American Humorist, Comedian and Writer known for his Saturday Night Charles Stuart Kaufman (born September 20, 1958) is an American Playwright, Film producer, theater and Film director Louis CK (born Louis Szekely on September 12, 1967 in Washington D Dino Stamatopoulos is an American Television Comedy Writer, Actor and producer who has worked on Mr The series, described by one reviewer as "kamikaze satire" in "borderline-questionable taste," had sponsors pull out after its first episode aired, and was cancelled after seven episodes. ( is a word of Japanese origin which in English usually refers to the Suicide attacks by military aviators from the Empire of Japan against  Colbert then worked briefly as a freelance writer for Saturday Night Live with Robert Smigel. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City 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. The Ambiguously Gay Duo is an American animated comedy sketch that debuted on The Dana Carvey Show before moving to its permanent Needing money, he also worked as a script consultant for VH1 and MTV, before taking a job filming humorous correspondent segments for Good Morning America. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Good Morning America ( GMA) is a morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network debuting on November  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. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Madeleine Smithberg is a co-creator of The Daily Show, along with Lizz Winstead, as well as the Executive producer. 
During the same time frame, Colbert worked again with Sedaris and Dinello to develop a new comedy series for Comedy Central, Strangers with Candy. Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. Comedy Central picked up the series in 1998 after Colbert had already begun working on The Daily Show. As a result he accepted a reduced role, filming only around twenty Daily Show segments a year while he worked on the new series. 
Strangers with Candy was conceived of as a parody of after school specials, following the life of Jerri Blank, a 46-year-old dropout who returns to finish high school after 32 years of life on the street. The American Broadcasting Company coined the term After School Special with a series of made for television movies usually dealing with controversial or socially relevant Dropping out means leaving a group for either practical reasons necessities or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution 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.  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 "poorly informed, 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. Coming outThe expressions " closeted " or "in the closet " generally refer to undisclosed sexual behavior, Sexual orientation or Gender This obliviousness also appears in Colbert's Daily Show and Colbert Report character.
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.  Colbert reprised his role for a film adaptation, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 and had a limited release in 2006. Strangers with Candy is a film released in 2006 by ThinkFilm, first screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival is a Film festival that takes place annually in the state of Utah, in the United States. The film received mixed reviews. Colbert also co-wrote the screenplay with Sedaris and Dinello. See also Pre-production Screenwriting A screenplay or script is a written plan authored by a Screenwriter, for a Film or Television 
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. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show 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. Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American Comedian and former Talk show 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 producer. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and From this point, the series gradually began to take on a more political tone and increase in popularity, particularly in the latter part of the 2000 U.S. presidential election season. The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between Democratic candidate Al Gore, then Vice President, and Republican The roles of the show's correspondents were expanded to include more in-studio segments, as well as international reports which were almost always done in the studio with the aid of a greenscreen. Chroma Key is the name under which ex- Dream Theater Keyboardist Kevin Moore records 
Unlike Stewart, who essentially hosts The Daily Show as himself, Colbert developed a correspondent character for his pieces on the series. Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (koʊɫˈbεɹ is the Colbert has described his correspondent character as "a fool who has spent a lot of his life playing not the fool"—one who is able to cover it at least well enough to deal with the subjects that he deals with.  Colbert was frequently pitted against knowledgeable interview subjects, or against Stewart in scripted exchanges, with the resultant dialogue demonstrating the character's lack of knowledge of whatever subject he is discussing.  Colbert also made generous use of humorous fallacies of logic in explaining his point of view on any topic. A fallacy is a component of an Argument which being demonstrably flawed in its Logic or form renders the argument invalid in whole Other Daily Show correspondents have adopted a similar style; former correspondent Rob Corddry recalls that when he and Ed Helms first joined the show's cast in 2002, they "just imitated Stephen Colbert for a year or two. Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American Comedian and actor known best for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Edward "Ed" Helms (born January 24 1974 is an American actor and comedian perhaps most notable for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central 's The Daily "
Colbert has appeared in several recurring segments for The Daily Show, including "Even Stephven" with Steve Carell, in which both characters were expected to debate a selected topic but instead would unleash their anger at one another. Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe - and Screen Actors Guild Award -winning American Colbert also commonly hosted "This Week in God," a report on topics in the news pertaining to religion, presented with the help of the "God Machine. Here is a list of recurring segments featured on the The Daily Show; they are listed in order of when they first appeared Current segments Your Moment " 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 The Daily Show: Indecision 2004 DVD release. The Democratic National Convention is a series of presidential nominating conventions held every four years since 1832 by the United States Democratic Party. The Republican National Convention is the presidential nominating convention of the Republican Party of the United States. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. The Daily Show Indecision 2004 is a DVD boxed set of several episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart relating to the 2004 presidential In several episodes of The Daily Show, Colbert filled in as anchor in the absence of Jon Stewart, including the full week of 3 March 2002, when Stewart was scheduled to host Saturday Night Live. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City After Colbert left the show, the duty of filling in for Stewart was assumed by Rob Corddry until his departure in August 2006. Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American Comedian and actor known best for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Corddry also took over "This Week in God" segments, although a recorded sample of Colbert's voice is still used as the sound effect for the God Machine. Later episodes of The Daily Show have reused older Colbert segments under the label "Klassic Kolbert. " Colbert won three Emmys as a writer of The Daily Show in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
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, particularly cable-personality political talk shows like The O'Reilly Factor and Scarborough Country. Events 539 BC - King Cyrus The Great of Persia marches into the city of Babylon, releasing the Jews from almost Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. News broadcasting (also known as newscast or newsbreak) is the Broadcasting of various news events and other Information via The O'Reilly Factor is an American Talk show on the Fox News Channel hosted by commentator Bill O'Reilly, who discusses Scarborough Country was an opinion/analysis show broadcast on MSNBC Monday - Thursday at 9 P  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. Dr Stephen T Colbert DFA (koʊɫˈbεɹ is the In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities A pundit is someone who offers to mass-media his/her opinion or commentary on a particular subject area (most typically political analysis, the Social sciences Conceived 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 style of the Daily Show, instead frequently concentrating on the foibles of the host-character himself. Ben Karlin (born c 1971 is an American Television producer. He is an eight time Emmy -winning American writer and executive producer best
The concept for The Report was first seen in a series of Daily Show segments which advertised the then-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. Busboy Productions is a Production company that was launched by Jon Stewart back in the mid-90s when he was known for hosting the The Jon Stewart Show Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming  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. Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming 
Much of Colbert's personal life is reflected in his character on The Colbert Report. With the extended exposure of the character on the show, he often references his interest in and knowledge of Catholicism, science fiction, and The Lord of the Rings, as well as using real facts to create his character's history. The Lord of the Rings is an epic His alternate persona was also raised in South Carolina, is the youngest of 11 siblings, and is married. South Carolina ( is a state in the southern region ( Deep South) of the United States of America.  The actual Colbert's career history in acting and comedy, however, is often downplayed.
On Saturday, April 29, 2006, Stephen Colbert was the featured entertainer for the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. On April 29 2006, American Comedian Stephen Colbert appeared as the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA is an organization of journalists who cover the President of the United States. Standing a few yards from U.S. President George W. Bush—in front of an audience the Associated Press called a "Who's Who of power and celebrity"—Colbert delivered a controversial, searing routine targeting the president and the media. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio  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:
|“||I stand by this man. The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America The White House press corps (or the White House press pool) is the group of Journalists or Correspondents usually stationed at the White House 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. ||”|
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's routine was as critical of the media as it was of Bush. The Washington Post is the largest and most circulated Newspaper in Washington D Dan Froomkin is a Journalist whose column (also termed a Blog on the site for the online version of The Washington Post is now entitled Academic Programs Columbia’s Journalism School offers three degree programs Master of Science in journalism (full and part-time Todd Gitlin (born 1943 is an American sociologist, political writer novelist and cultural commentator  Richard Cohen, also writing for The Washington Post, responded by claiming that Colbert did not get media attention because the routine was not funny. Richard Cohen, a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, is a graduate of Far Rockaway High School and attended Hunter College, New York  The video of Colbert's performance became an Internet and media sensation, and ratings for The Colbert Report rose 37% in the week following the speech.  In Time magazine James Poniewozik called it "the political-cultural touchstone issue of 2006. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and " Writing six months later, New York Times columnist Frank Rich referred to Colbert's speech as a "cultural primary" and called it the "defining moment" of the 2006 midterm elections. Frank Rich (born June 2, 1949 in Washington DC) is a Columnist for The New York Times who focuses on American politics The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday November 7 2006. 
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. Wigfield The Can Do Town That Just May Not is a satirical novel by comedians Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, and Stephen Colbert, three of the Hyperion is a general-interest book publishing division of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1991. 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. Amy Sedaris (born March 29 1961 is an American actress, Author, and Comedian. Paul Dinello (born November 28, 1962) is an American Actor, Writer, director, and an Alumnus of Chicago 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. 
Colbert appeared in a small supporting role in the 2005 film adaptation of Bewitched. Bewitched is a 2005 family comedy - fantasy produced by Columbia Pictures and inspired by the classic television series of 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?. Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American Sitcom starring Seinfeld writer co-creator and executive producer Larry David as himself and Spin City is an American Sitcom Television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Law & Order Criminal Intent is an American Television series set in New York City. Whose Line Is It Anyway? (abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA) was a short-form Improvisational comedy TV show He voiced the characters of Reducto and Phil Ken Sebben in the Adult Swim's Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law but left the show in 2005 to work on The Colbert Report. Adult Swim, (usually stylized swim with its signature square Brackets, is an adult-oriented Television network sharing channel space with Cartoon Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law is a North American Animated television series comedy created by Williams Street that airs on Cartoon His characters were both killed, though he returned to voice Phil for the series finale. Colbert also has provided voices for Cartoon Network's The Venture Bros., Comedy Central's Crank Yankers, and American Dad!, as well as for Canadian animated comedy series The Wrong Coast. The Venture Bros (alternatively The Venture Brothers) is an American Animated television series airing as part of Adult Swim Crank Yankers is a United States TV show produced by Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel and Daniel Kellison that features actual American Dad! is a satirical American animated series produced by Underdog Productions and Fuzzy Door Productions for 20th Century The Wrong Coast is a Canadian stop-motion animated television show  He appeared as Homer Simpson's life coach in the Simpsons episode "He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs". Homer Jay Simpson is a main fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons and father of the eponymous family. " He Loves to Fly and He D'ohs " also known as " He Loves to Fly " is the season premiere of The Simpsons ’ nineteenth season Colbert also voiced the announcer in the 2003 Xbox game Outlaw Volleyball. The Xbox is a sixth-generation Video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. Outlaw Volleyball is a Video game based on the Sport of Volleyball.
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. The Majority Report was a Talk radio program on the Air America Radio network hosted by film actress and comedienne Janeane Garofalo and Air America Radio (commonly abbreviated to AAR) The Al Franken Show was the flagship talk show of Air America Radio. He appeared on a track on Wig in a Box, a tribute album for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Wig in a Box is a charity tribute album featuring versions of songs from the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a Rock musical about a fictional Rock and roll band fronted by an East German Transgender singer 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. Leopold Bloom is the fictional Protagonist of James Joyce 's novel Ulysses, assuming the role of the ' Odysseus ' character Events 1487 - Battle of Stoke Field, the last dying breath of the Wars of the Roses. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  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. General Motors Corporation ( GM) ( is a multinational automobile manufacturer founded in 1908 and headquartered in the United States. GM Goodwrench is an auto repair service for General Motors. Goodwrench took to the national airwaves in 1977 as a way to market General Motors franchised dealers' service " He also portrayed the letter Z in Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet, a 2005 video release. Sesame Street is an American educational Children's television series and a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard combining
Colbert is a producer of The 1 Second Film, the world's largest nonprofit collaborative art film. The 1 Second Film is a Non-profit collaborative art project being created by thousands of people around the world including several celebrities His video request that IMDB list his credit for The 1 Second Film ("it is as valid as most of my credits") enabled thousands of the film's producers to be listed in the massive movie database until they were recently removed. The 1 Second Film is a Non-profit collaborative art project being created by thousands of people around the world including several celebrities
Colbert has completed a new book, released on October 7, 2007 by Warner Books titled I Am America (And So Can You!). Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Hachette Book Group USA (HBG is a Publishing company owned by Hachette Livre, the largest publishing company in France. I Am America (And So Can You! is a satirical 2007 Bestseller by American comedian Stephen Colbert and the writers of The Colbert Report Warner Books was also the publisher of America (The Book), written by The Daily Show staff. America (The Book A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction is a 2004 non-fiction Bestseller written by Jon Stewart and other writers of The book contains similar political satire, but was written primarily by Colbert himself rather than as a collaboration with his Colbert Report writing staff. 
Under his fictional persona in The Colbert Report, Colbert dropped hints of a potential presidential run throughout 2007, with speculation intensifying following the release of his book, I Am America (And So Can You!), which he claimed was widely rumored to be a sign that he was indeed testing the waters for a future bid for the White House. On October 16 2007, satirist Stephen Colbert (in the guise of his character) officially announced that he would run for On October 16, 2007, he announced his candidacy on his show, stating his intention to run both on the Republican and Democratic platforms, but only as a "favorite son" in his native South Carolina. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. A favorite son (or a favorite daughter) is a political term that can refer to two different types of Politicians A politician whose electoral  He later abandoned plans to run as a Republican due to the $35,000 fee required to file for the South Carolina primary, however he continued to seek a place on the Democratic ballot and on October 28, 2007, campaigned in the South Carolina state capital of Columbia, where he was presented with the key to the city by Mayor Bob Coble. Events 306 - Maxentius is proclaimed Roman Emperor. 312 - Battle of Milvian Bridge: Constantine Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
On November 1, 2007, the South Carolina Democratic Party executive council voted 13-3 to refuse Colbert's application onto the ballot. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. “The general sense of the council was that he wasn’t a serious candidate and that was why he wasn’t selected to be on the ballot," stated John Werner, the party's director. In addition, he was declared "not viable," as he was only running in one state.  Several days later he announced that he was dropping out of the race, saying that he did not wish to put the country through an agonizing Supreme Court battle. The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary.  CNN has reported that Obama supporters pressured the South Carolina Democratic Executive Council to keep Colbert off the ballot. One anonymous member of the council told CNN that former State Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum had placed pressure on them to refuse Colbert's application despite his steady rise in recent polls. Inez Moore Tenenbaum (born March 8, 1951) is a US Politician from the state of South Carolina.  In recent publications by Marvel Comics, bumper stickers and T-shirts have been featured that say Colbert for President 08. The issues in question include NEW WARRIORS #11, SHE-HULK #28-29, INCREDIBLE HERCULES #116-117, SECRET INVASION #1, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #556, YOUNG X-MEN #2, X-MEN: LEGACY #211, and MS. MARVEL #27. 
Although by his own account he was not particularly political before joining the cast of The Daily Show, Colbert is a self-described Democrat. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party.  In an interview at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard Institute of Politics, he stated that he has "no problems with Republicans, just Republican policies. The John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (also known as Harvard Kennedy School and HKS) is a Public policy and The Kennedy family and its friends founded Harvard 's Institute of Politics (IOP to serve as a living memorial to President John F " He is also a practicing Roman Catholic, as well as a Sunday school teacher. " Sunday school " is the generic name for many different types of Religious education pursued on Sundays by various denominations 
Colbert 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. Montclair (mɒnʔ kɫeɚ or maŋ kleɚ is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. 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. A television pilot is a test episode of an intended Television series. Strangers with Candy is a film released in 2006 by ThinkFilm, first screened at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. McGee-Colbert actually met Jon Stewart, later a good friend of Colbert, before she met her husband in 1990. The couple have three children: Madeline, Peter, and John, all of whom have appeared on The Daily Show.  Colbert prefers, however, that his children not watch his show, The Colbert Report, saying, "Kids can't understand irony or sarcasm, and I don't want them to perceive me as insincere. "
Colbert was the recipient of three Emmy Awards as a writer for The Daily Show in 2004, 2005, and 2006, along with the rest of the Daily Show writers. He was also nominated for three Emmys for The Colbert Report in 2006, including "Best Performance in a Variety, Musical Program or Special," which he lost to Barry Manilow. Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943) is an American Singer-songwriter, Musician, arranger, producer and conductor Manilow and Colbert would go on to jokingly sign and notarize a revolving biannual "custody agreement" for the Emmy on the Colbert Report episode aired on October 30, 2006. Events 637 - Antioch surrenders to the Muslim forces under Rashidun Caliphate after the Battle of Iron bridge. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. He lost the same category to Tony Bennett at the 2007 Emmys. Tony Bennett (born Anthony Dominick Benedetto; August 3 1926) is an American Singer of popular music, standards
In 2005 and 2006 Colbert was nominated for Satellite Awards for his performance on The Colbert Report. The Satellite Awards are an annual award given by the International Press Academy. He was also nominated by the Television Critics Association for a TCA Award for The Colbert Report in 2006. The Television Critics Association (or TCA) is a group of approximately 200 United States and Canadian journalists and columnists who cover Television Colbert received two Peabody Awards for his work on The Daily Show: Indecision 2000 and Indecision 2004. The George Foster Peabody Awards, better known as simply the Peabody Awards, are annual international awards for excellence in Radio and Television broadcasting The Daily Show Indecision 2000 was a series of special episodes featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart spoofing the 2000 Presidential Election The Daily Show Indecision 2004 is a DVD boxed set of several episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart relating to the 2004 presidential
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. The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889 is a Learned society "dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other Truthiness is a term first used in its current satirical sense by American television comedian Stephen Colbert in 2005 to describe The word of the year refers to any of various assessments as to the most important word or expression in the Public sphere. 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. Truthiness is a term first used in its current satirical sense by American television comedian Stephen Colbert in 2005 to describe The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio  On December 9, 2006, Merriam-Webster also announced that it selected truthiness as its Word of the Year for 2006. Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Merriam-Webster, which was originally the G & C Merriam Company of Springfield Massachusetts, is an American company that publishes reference books Votes were accepted on their website, and according to poll results, truthiness won by a five-to-one margin. 
In June 2006, after speaking at the school's commencement ceremony, Colbert received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Knox College . An honorary degree or a degree honoris causa ( Latin: 'for the sake of the honour' is an Academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding Doctor of Fine Arts (DFA is an Honorary degree in Fine arts conferred to honor the recipient who has made a contribution to society Knox College is a four-year Coeducational private liberal arts college located in Galesburg Illinois. 
Time named Stephen Colbert as one of the 100 most influential people in 2006. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world as assembled by Time.  In May 2006, New York magazine listed Colbert (and Jon Stewart) as one of its top dozen influential persons in media. New York is a weekly magazine concerned with the life culture politics and style of New York City. Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28 1962 is an American Comedian, Satirist, Actor, Writer, and  On March 3, 2007, Colbert was named "Person of the Year" by the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Events 1284 - Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England 1575 - Indian Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Comedy Festival formerly known as the US Comedy Arts Festival is a Comedy Festival held each year in Las Vegas Nevada. The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the County seat and the most populous city of Pitkin County, Colorado, United The State of Colorado ( or chiefly by nonresidents) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America.  On March 24, 2007, Stephen Colbert was also given the Speaker of the Year Award by The Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) for his "drive to expose the rhetorical shortcomings of contemporary political discourse. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. "
Colbert was named "2nd Sexiest TV News Anchor" in September 2006 by Maxim Online, next to Mélissa Theuriau of France. Maxim is an international men's magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular Actresses Mélissa Theuriau (born 18 July, 1978, Échirolles, Isère, France) is a French Journalist and News He was the only man on the list.  In November 2006, he was named a "sexy surprise" by People in the Sexiest Man Alive honors. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published  In the December 2006 issue of GQ, Colbert is also named one of GQ's "Men of the Year. GQ (originally Gentlemen's Quarterly) is a monthly men's Magazine focusing upon Fashion, style and culture for men through articles "
In February 2007, Ben & Jerry's unveiled a new ice cream flavor in honor of Colbert, named "Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream. AmeriCone Dream is a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream flavor inspired by Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, a Television show on B&J redirects here For the beverage company see Bartles and Jaymes. AmeriCone Dream is a Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream flavor inspired by Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, a Television show on " Colbert waited until Easter to sample the ice cream because he "gave up sweets for Lent. Easter ( Greek: Πάσχα Pascha or Pasxa) is the most important religious feast in the Christian Liturgical year. Lent, in some Christian denominations, is the forty-day-long liturgical season of fasting and prayer before Easter. " Colbert will donate all proceeds to charity through the new Stephen Colbert AmeriCone Dream Fund, which will distribute the money to various causes. 
After the Saginaw Spirit defeated the Oshawa Generals in Ontario Junior League Hockey, Oshawa Mayor John Gray declared March 20, 2007 (the mayor's own birthday) "Stephen Colbert Day," honoring a previous bet with Stephen. The Saginaw Spirit are a Junior ice hockey team from Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America, playing in the Ontario Hockey League The Oshawa Generals are a Junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League. Junior hockey is a catch-all term used to describe various levels of Ice hockey competition for players generally between the ages of 16 and 20 years old Events 1600 - The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Colbert Report (/kolˈbɛr rəˈpɔr/&mdashthe t is silent in "Colbert" is a Peabody Award and Emmy Award winning American At the event, Mayor Gray referred to the publicity the bet brought the city, remarking, "This is the way to lose a bet. "
Colbert was honored for the "Gutsiest Move" on the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards on June 13, 2007 for his performance at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The Spike Guys' Choice Awards is an awards show patterned after the MTV Movie Awards (Also owned by Viacom) It was first shown on June 13, 2007 Events 1525 - Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the Celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
On October 28, 2007, Colbert received the key to the city of Columbia, South Carolina from Mayor Bob Coble. Freedom of the City is an honour bestowed by some municipalities in Australia, Canada, Ireland, France, Italy, New Zealand Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the US state of South Carolina. Bob Coble (born 1953) is the current mayor of Columbia South Carolina. 
On December 20, 2007 Colbert was named Celebrity of the Year by The Associated Press. Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio 
On April 2, 2008 Colbert received his third Peabody Award. Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
Colbert delivered the Class Day address to the graduating class of Princeton University on June 2, 2008. Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Events 455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common 
|1997||Shock Asylum||Dr. Dewalt||Short film|
|The Daily Show||Correspondent Stephen Colbert||1997–2005 (regular)|
|1999||Let It Snow||Happy Successful Guy||Also known as Snow Days|
|Strangers with Candy||Chuck Noblet||1999–2000|
|2000||Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law||Myron Reducto / Phil Ken Sebben / The Eagle of Truth||2000–2007|
|2003||Nobody Knows Anything||TV Newsman|
|2003||Chalkzone||Himself (paring-up w/ Kurtwood Smith)|
|2004||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Angry Tourist||Uncredited|
|2005||The Great New Wonderful||Mr. Short subject is a format description originally coined in the North American Film industry in the early period of cinema. The Daily Show (known in its current incarnation as The Daily Show Let It Snow is a 2001 romantic comedy movie The story involves a young man who finds love during "snow days" time off from high school but spends Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law is a North American Animated television series comedy created by Williams Street that airs on Cartoon ChalkZone is an American Animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. Kurtwood Larson Smith (born July 3 1943 is an American television and Film actor Curb Your Enthusiasm is an American Sitcom starring Seinfeld writer co-creator and executive producer Larry David as himself and The Great New Wonderful is a 2006 film written by Sam Catlin and directed by Danny Leiner. Peersall|
|Outlaw Tennis||Announcer||Video game|
|The Colbert Report||Stephen Colbert|
|2006||Strangers with Candy: The Movie||Chuck Noblet|
|2008||The Love Guru||Hockey Announcer|
|2009||Monsters vs. Aliens||The President (voice)||filming|
|The 1 Second Film||Self/Producer|
|NAME||Colbert, Stephen Tyrone|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American comedian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 13, 1964|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Washington, D.C., United States|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|