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Stephen Colbert          

Host of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Stephen Colbert is the host and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series on Comedy Central, "The Colbert Report." Touted by The New York Times as "one of the best television shows of the year" and praised as "The Best Show of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly, "The Colbert Report" has garnered ratings and critical success as one of the top shows on television.

"The Colbert Report" launched on October 17, 2005. Since its inception, the series has garnered a prestigious Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting in 2008 and many Primetime Emmy nominations and awards.

Colbert's book, "I AM AMERICA (And So Can You!)," spent 29 weeks on The New York Times Bestseller's List; debuting and occupying the #1 spot for 13 weeks.

Since 1997, Colbert was the longest-tenured and most diverse correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." He helped the show win numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards as an on-air personality and writer for the news satire. He contributed to "AMERICA (THE BOOK): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" which immediately topped The New York Times Bestseller List for 15 consecutive weeks. He also co-authored the critically acclaimed book "Wigfield" which Publisher's Weekly called "uproariously funny, painfully sharp and unlike anything the genre of humorous fiction has seen before."

Born and raised near Charleston, South Carolina, Colbert graduated from Northwestern University and quickly made a name for himself as a member of Chicago's famed Second City improv troupe where he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. The threesome moved to New York City where they created and starred in "Exit 57," a half-hour sketch comedy series which ran for three seasons on Comedy Central. "Exit 57" received five CableACE nominations for Best Writing, Performing and Comedy Series.

In April 2014, Colbert was named as David Letterman's replacement on CBS's "Late Show" in 2015.

Colbert reunited with Sedaris and Dinello to create Comedy Central's first-ever live-action narrative series, the cult hit "Strangers with Candy." Colbert's other on-camera appearances include shows such as HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and NBC's Law and Order: Criminal Intent." He was a cast member and writer on ABC's "The Dana Carvey Show," wrote for "Saturday Night Live" and was the voice of Ace on the "SNL" animated series "The Ambiguously Gay Duo." He was also the voice of the President of the United States in Dreamworks animated film, "Monsters Vs. Aliens."

Colbert, his wife Evelyn, and their three children reside in the New York metropolitan area.

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Stephen Colbert headlines NYC charity dinner - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Henry Kissinger and even the pope have taken a roasting from Stephen Colbert at ...

Emmys 2013: Stephen Colbert provides some variety - latimes.com

Emmys 2013: 'The Colbert Report' wins for variety series and writing in a variety series.

New York Comedy Festival: Stephen Colbert Joins Lineup | Variety

The 2013 New York Comedy Festival has roped in recent Emmy winners Stephen Colbert and the writing staff of his TV skein, “The Colbert Report,” for a panel ...

Stephen Colbert to Make 'Hobbit' Cameo

Stephen Colbert will make a cameo in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, a knowledgeable source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. The host of Comedy  ...

Stephen Colbert shares a critical lesson about success in his Wake Forest commencement speech

In his commencement speech at Wake Forest University this morning, comedian Stephen Colbert offered the class of 2015 one key piece of advice: Whatever else you do, develop your own set of standards.

Stephen Colbert Announces Donald Trump Skewering Campaign

Stephen Colbert celebrated Donald Trump’s decision to end decades of torturing late night comics and actually run for POTUS, launching his own campaign, Shut Up Dummy.

Colbert Talks Class Warfare & Health Care With Bernie Sanders

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert turned into "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Featuring Bernie Sanders, Also Starring Bernie Sandwiches" last night, with the socialist-leaning presidential hopeful popping up all over the show. First, the self-proclaimed "electrifying" candidate crashed the monologue, telling Colbert it's time to rethink the whole concept of the monologue: “You’ve got to follow your own heart, go your own way, the revolution is possible, you are the revolution."

Bernie Sanders shows up as Colbert's mystery guest

Stephen Colbert featured a mystery guest on CBS' "The Late Show" Thursday: Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders shows up as Colbert's mystery guest

Stephen Colbert featured a mystery guest on CBS' "The Late Show" Thursday: Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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