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Stephen Colbert net worth:
$45 Million

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The famous comedian, actor and screenwriter Stephen Colbert was born on 13 May 1964, in Washington DC USA, of Irish, English and German descent. Stephen is perhaps best known for  hosting the late-night satirical TV show “The Colbert Report”, which started running in 2005, in which Stephen positions himself as a political humorist. Colbert even received an Emmy Award for the role in this show, and for the TV special show aired in 2008 “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All”, Stephen gained a Grammy Award.

So just how rich is Stephen Colbert? Sources estimate that Stephen has a net worth of $45 million, which should not be surprising as this satirist earns more than $6 million per year, in particular from “The Colbert Report”.

Stephen Colbert Net Worth $45 Million

Stephen Colbert was the youngest of 11 children: his father and two brothers were killed in an air crash in 1974. His father, James was a doctor and medical school dean at Yale, Saint Louis and finally the Medical University of South Carolina, and his mother, Lorna  was, unsurprisingly a homemaker. Stephen spent his childhood in South Carolina, finally at Northwestern University where Colbert started acting, as well as studying drama.

Stephen Colbert toyed with several career possibilities, including as a musician and as a diver before hearing problems leaving him deaf in his right ear led him to concentrate on acting, which was a by-product in his first job with a ‘phone company, where studying was encouraged. In his early career, Stephen Colbert established his net worth with appearances on “Missing Persons” (1993), “Exit 57” (1995 – 1996), “Spin City” (1996), “The Dana Carvey Show” (1996), “The Daily Show” (1997 – 2005). Stephen Colbert’s net worth was further boosted with revenues from “Saturday Night Live” (1996 – 2011): in total, Colbert appeared in 14 episodes of this show.

Stephen Colbert was also a screenwriter of some the already mentioned shows, which added considerable incomes to Stephen’s  net worth. In addition, for co-writing “The Daily Show”, Colbert received a couple of Emmy Awards.

Stephen`s filmography is very long, mostly on TV with over 40 credits obviously contributing significantly to his net worth. The actor appeared in “Strangers with Candy” (1999 – 2000), “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” (2001 – 2007), “Crank Yankers” (2002), “The Wrong Coast” (2004), “The Venture Bros” (2004 – 2006), “Bewitched” (2005), “The Office” (2012), and “Alpha House” (2013).

Stephen Colbert’s net worth has also been boosted from his work as a voice actor. He voiced characters from such famous movies as “American Dad” (2005), “The Simpsons” (2007), “Monsters vs Aliens” (2009), and “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (2014).

Colbert is also known as a screenwriter and author. He has published a couple of books, including “Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not” (2004), “I Am America (And So Can You)” (2007), “America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t” (2012), and “I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)” (2012). Some of these books were acknowledged as best-sellers.

From his successful career in many areas, including acting and politics, Stephen Colbert is considered to be as one of the most influential people in the US, as announced by TIME Magazine.

As for his personal life, Stephen married Evelyn McGee in 1991, and the couple has three children. Along with Evelyn, Stephen performed in “Strangers with Candy”, wherein Evelyn played his mother. Currently, the Colbert family resides in Montclair, New Jersey.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night: Democracy's Series Finale - Who's Going to Clean Up This ****? 2016 TV Movie written by - as Stephen T. Colbert
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert TV Series writer - 238 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 3 episodes, 2015
The Colbert Report TV Series 2 episodes, 2014 writer - 1,264 episodes, 2005 - 2014
Saturday Night Live TV Series 3 episodes, 1997 - 2001 writer - 20 episodes, 1996 - 2011 additional material - 1 episode, 2004
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear 2010 TV Special
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009 TV Movie additional material - segment "Saturday TV Funhouse"
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! 2008 TV Movie
The Daily Show 1997-2008 TV Series writer - 1,317 episodes
2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner 2006 TV Movie documentary writer
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse 2006 TV Special
Strangers with Candy 2005 series Strangers with Candy / written by
Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular 2004 TV Special writer
Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War) 2003 TV Special writer
On the Air: An On Air Guide to Getting on the Air 2002 TV Special writer
Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back 2001 TV Special
Strangers with Candy 1999-2000 TV Series created by - 30 episodes
Frank DeCaro's Out at the Movies Fabulous Big 'O' Buffet 1999 TV Special writer
Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration 1999 TV Short
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98 1998 TV Special
Stephen Colbert Across America 1998 TV Special writer
When Animals Go on TV 1998 TV Special writer
The Daily Show Beach House 1998 TV Special writer
Weirder Than Whitney 1998 TV Special writer
The Beth Littleford Interview Special 1998 TV Special writer
The Daily Show Guide to Home Video 1998 TV Special writer
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97 1997 TV Special writer
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series writer - 8 episodes
Exit 57 TV Series creator - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996 writer - 12 episodes, 1995 - 1996

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night: Democracy's Series Finale - Who's Going to Clean Up This ****? 2016 TV Movie executive producer
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015-2016 TV Series executive producer - 241 episodes
The Colbert Report 2005-2014 TV Series executive producer - 1,383 episodes
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear 2010 TV Special executive producer - as The Reverend Sir Dr. Stephen T. Colbert D.F.A.
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! 2008 TV Movie executive producer
The Daily Show 2006-2008 TV Series executive producer - 2 episodes
Strangers with Candy 2005 co-producer
Strangers with Candy 1999-2000 TV Series co-producer - 30 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rick and Morty 2015 TV Series Zeep
BoJack Horseman 2014-2015 TV Series Mr. Witherspoon
The Mindy Project 2015 TV Series Father Michael
House of Cards 2015 TV Series Stephen Colbert
The Venture Bros. 2004-2015 TV Series Professor Impossible Prof. Impossible
Mr. Peabody & Sherman 2014 Paul Peterson (voice)
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 2013 Laketown Spy
Alpha House 2013 TV Series Stephen Colbert
The Office 2012 TV Series Broccoli Rob
Company 2011 Harry
Saturday Night Live 1996-2011 TV Series Ace / Dr. Brainio / Dad / ...
Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 President Hathaway (voice)
The Love Guru 2008 Jay Kell
The Simpsons 2007 TV Series Colby Krause
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2000-2007 TV Series Phil Ken Sebben Myron Reducto Janitor ...
American Dad! 2005 TV Series Dr. Dandliker - Dentist
Outlaw Tennis 2005 Video Game Announcer (voice)
Bewitched 2005 Stu Robison
The Great New Wonderful 2005 Principal Peersall (segment "David and Allison's Story")
Strangers with Candy 2005 Chuck Noblet
The Wrong Coast 2004 TV Series Various Celebrity Voices
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 TV Series Tourist Man
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2004 TV Series James Bennett
Nobody Knows Anything! 2003 TV Newsman
Crank Yankers 2002 TV Series Rob
The Daily Show 2001 TV Series Rev. Al Sharpton
Strangers with Candy 1999-2000 TV Series Chuck Noblet
Let It Snow 1999 Happy Successful Guy
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999 TV Series Violin Player
Strangers with Candy: Retardation, a Celebration 1999 TV Short Mr. Noblet / Nurse Laughton
Random Play 1999 TV Series Various
Shock Asylum 1997 Short Dr. Dewalt
Apt. 2F 1997 TV Series
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Siggorette Announcer
Spin City 1996 TV Series Frank
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 TV Series Various Characters / David Brinkley / Scarecrow
Exit 57 1995-1996 TV Series Various
Missing Persons 1993 TV Series Chet Davies

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015-2016 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
The Colbert Report 2006-2014 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Office 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special performer: "Side By Side"
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! 2008 TV Movie performer: "Little Dealer Boy", "There Are Much Worse Things to Believe In", "Hannukah", "Another Christmas Song", "Nutmeg", "Cold, Cold Christmas", " What's So Funny 'bout Peace, Love And Understanding"
CSNY/Déj 2008 Documentary performer: "Let's Impeach The President"
Strangers with Candy 2005 lyrics: "Superconductor Made of Cans" / writer: "Superconductor Made of Cans"
Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell 2001 TV Special performer: "How I Do It?" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Choices 2014/III Short special thanks
Edén 2014 thanks
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007 TV Movie documentary special thanks
MADtv 2005 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Wet Hot American Summer 2001 special thanks
Janeane Garofalo 1997 TV Movie special thanks
Smile If You Want More 1994 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Host / Gil Peaches / Zoltar / ...
Hero with a Thousand Faces 2016 Documentary Himself
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee 2016 TV Series Himself
Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night: Democracy's Series Finale - Who's Going to Clean Up This ****? 2016 TV Movie Himself - Host
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host, The Late Show
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2016 TV Series Himself
MythBusters 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: a Short Film by Spike Jonze 2016 TV Movie Himself (credit only)
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2015 TV Special Himself
Face the Nation 2015 TV Series Himself
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot 2015 TV Series Himself
Envisioning a New Home for the Late Show 2015 Documentary short Himself
Global Citizen Festival 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Variety Talk Series & Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host, The Late Show
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Host, The Late Show
Remembering David Carr 2015 Documentary Himself
The Daily Show 1997-2015 TV Series Himself - Correspondent / Himself - Handoff to 'The Colbert Report' / Himself - Host / ...
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee 2015 TV Series Himself
Inside Comedy 2015 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors 2014 TV Special Himself - Host
The Colbert Report 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself / Voice of Tek Jansen and The Brazilian (segment "Tek Jansen")
Turn Down for 2014 2014 Video short Himself
Comedy Central's All-Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special 2014 TV Special
R.E.M. by MTV 2014 Documentary Himself
Rosewater Live! 2014 Video short Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2014 TV Series Himself
@midnight 2014 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2012-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Co-Anchor
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Winner: Outstanding Variety Series
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
The Book of Saunders 2014 Documentary Himself
American Comedy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Retrieving Restroom Key / Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2007-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself (segment "Watters' World")
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: A Journey WABAC 2014 Documentary short Himself / Paul Peterson (voice)
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards 2014 TV Special Himself (pre-taped message)
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird 2013 Documentary Himself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Variety Series
The Lead with Jake Tapper 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest Performer
The Big and Best of 2012 2012 TV Movie Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2012 TV Series Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs 2012 TV Movie Himself
Morning Joe 2012 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Oprah's Next Chapter 2012 TV Series Himself
Emmys Red Carpet Live 2012 TV Movie Himself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Variety Series / Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series & Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
The 26th Annual Genesis Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Winner
Today 2004-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Meet the Press 2012 TV Series Himself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2011 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
The 2011 American Country Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Conan 2011 TV Series Himself
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Performer & Presenter: The Book of Mormon
Revenge of the Electric Car 2011 Documentary Himself
The 2011 Comedy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 2011 Documentary Himself
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear 2010 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series / Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music Or Comedy Series & Nominated: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Larry King Live 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr. 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself - Guest Appearance (2010)
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
Modern Monster Movie-making: The Making of 'Monsters vs Aliens' 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
HBO First Look 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2003-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Fighting Conan
Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! 2008 TV Movie Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008 TV Series Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program and Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008 TV Movie Himself
CSNY/Déj 2008 Documentary Himself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Guys Choice 2007 TV Movie Himself - Gutsiest Move Award Winner
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Charlie Rose 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
VH1 Big in 06 Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief 2006 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education 2006 TV Special Himself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Reality Program
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian (segment "The Colbert Report")
2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse 2006 TV Special Ace / Various Voices (voice)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? 1999-2006 TV Series Himself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Narrator of Attack Ads (voice, uncredited)
This Week 2006 TV Series Himself
Last Laugh '05 2005 TV Movie Himself
MADtv 2005 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Sesame Street: All-Star Alphabet 2005 Video Himself - The Letter Z
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005 TV Series Himself
Bewitched: Star Shots 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Casting a Spell: Making 'Bewitched' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Why I Love 'Bewitched' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2004 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 2004 2004 TV Movie Himself
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics 2004 TV Special documentary Himself
The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Indecision 2004: Midway to the Election Spectacular 2004 TV Special Himself - Correspondent
The Race from the White House 2004 2004 TV Special Himself
The Commies 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Who Are the Daily Show? 2003 TV Special Himself
I'm a Correspondent, Please Don't Fire Me 2003 TV Special Himself
Uncensored Comedy: That's Not Funny! 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Iraq: A Look Baq (Or, How We Learned to Stop Reporting and Love the War) 2003 TV Special Himself - Correspondent
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002 TV Series Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase 2002 TV Movie Himself
The Road to Washington 2002 TV Special Himself
On the Air: An On Air Guide to Getting on the Air 2002 TV Special Himself - Co-Host
The Big O! True West Hollywood Story 2002 TV Special Himself
Stephen Colbert Again: A Look Back 2001 TV Special Himself
Steve Carell Salutes Steve Carell 2001 TV Special Himself
The Campaign Trail to the Road to the White House: Storytellers 2000 TV Special Himself - Correspondent
The Greatest Millennium 1999 TV Special Himself - Correspondent
The Daily Show Summer Spectacular 1999 TV Special Himself
The Daily View 1999 TV Special Himself
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '98 1998 TV Special Himself
Stephen Colbert Across America 1998 TV Special Himself - Host
The Daily Show Beach House 1998 TV Special Himself
The Daily Show Year-End Spectacular '97 1997 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nova ScienceNow 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Moyers & Company 2012 TV Series Himself
The Sky Is Pink 2012 Documentary short Himself
The Revisionaries 2012 Documentary Himself - The Colbert Report
50/50 2011 Himself (uncredited)
Democracy Now! 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Beyond Belief 2011 Documentary Himself
Nova 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - The Colbert Report
Glenn Beck 2009 TV Series Himself - Host of 'The Colbert Report'
Playing Columbine 2008 Documentary Himself
Lord, Save Us from Your Followers 2008 Video documentary Himself
Hype: The Obama Effect 2008 Video documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
I.O.U.S.A. 2008 Documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2006-2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Host, Colbert Report (segment "Lou Dobbs") / Himself - Comedian (segment "The Colbert Report")
Media Buzz 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host, The Colbert Report / Himself - Host, The Late Show / ...
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host, The Late Show
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host, The Late Show
The Insider 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself - Talk Show Host
Weiner 2016 Documentary Himself
Who Is Donald Trump? 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Host, The Colbert Report
Ok! TV 2015 TV Series Himself - Host, Late Show
Charlie Rose 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Personal Gold: An Underdog Story 2015 Documentary Himself
Mobilize 2014 Documentary
Stossel 2014 TV Series Himself
Frontline 2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedy Central

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album For the album "America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't."
2014 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
2014 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Meredith Bennett
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Barry Julien
· Matt Lappin
· Emily Lazar
· Tanya Michnevich
· Tom Purcell
· Jon Stewart
2014 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Tom Purcell
· Michael Brumm
· Nate Charny
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Eric Drysdale
· Rob Dubbin
· Glenn Eichler
· Gabe Gronli
· Dan Guterman
· Barry Julien
· Jay Katsir
· Frank Lesser
· Opus Moreschi
· Bobby Mort
· Meredith Scardino
· Max Werner
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Opus Moreschi (head writer)
· Tom Purcell (writer)
· Rich Dahm (writer)
· Barry Julien (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Max Werner (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· Paul Dinello (writer)
· Nate Charny (writer)
· Sam Kim (writer)
· Aaron Cohen (writer)
· Gabe Gronli (writer)
· Matt Lappin (writer)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Emily Lazar (co-executive producer)
· Barry Julien (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Tanya Michnevich (supervising producer)
· Paul Dinello (supervising producer)
· Matt Lappin (supervising producer)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Male Performance in a Fiction Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2013 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Meredith Bennett
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Barry Julien
· Matt Lappin
· Emily Lazar
· Tanya Michnevich
· Tom Purcell
· Jon Stewart
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Tom Purcell (executive producer)
· Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Barry Julien (co-executive producer)
· Tanya Michnevich (supervising producer)
· Emily Lazar (supervising producer)
· Paul Dinello (supervising producer)
· Matt Lappin (supervising producer)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Opus Moreschi (head writer)
· Tom Purcell (writer)
· Rich Dahm (writer)
· Barry Julien (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Max Werner (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· Dan Guterman (writer)
· Paul Dinello (writer)
· Nate Charny (writer)
· Bobby Mort (writer)
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Meredith Bennett
· Rich Dahm
· Tanya Michnevich
· Tom Purcell
· Jon Stewart
· Paul Dinello
· Barry Julien
· Emily Lazar
2012 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Tom Purcell
· Dan Guterman
· Glenn Eichler
· Rob Dubbin
· Max Werner
· Scott Sherman
· Meredith Scardino
· Opus Moreschi
· Frank Lesser
· Eric Drysdale
· Michael Brumm
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Peter Gwinn
· Jay Katsir
· Barry Julien
2011 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Competition Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Meredith Bennett
· Rich Dahm
· Tom Purcell
· Allison Silverman
· Jon Stewart
2011 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Tom Purcell (writer)
· Rich Dahm (writer)
· Barry Julien (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· Scott Sherman (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Opus Moreschi (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
· Max Werner (writer)
· Dan Guterman (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Peter Gwinn (writer)
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008) · Geoff Sanoff (Engineer/Mixer)
· Todd Kilponen (Engineer/Mixer)
· Adam Schlesinger (Producer)
· David Javerbaum (Producer)
· Steven M. Gold (Producer)
2010 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Competition Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart
· Allison Silverman
· Rich Dahm
· Meredith Bennett
· Tom Purcell
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Barry Julien (head writer)
· Allison Silverman (writer)
· Tom Purcell (writer)
· Rich Dahm (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Opus Moreschi (writer)
· Peter Gwinn (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Peter Grosz (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Max Werner (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
2009 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Competition Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart
· Allison Silverman
· Rich Dahm
· Meredith Bennett
· Tom Purcell
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Colbert Report (2005) · Tom Purcell (head writer)
· Allison Silverman (written by)
· Rich Dahm (written by)
· Michael Brumm (written by)
· Rob Dubbin (written by)
· Eric Drysdale (written by)
· Peter Gwinn (written by)
· Jay Katsir (written by)
· Laura Krafft (written by)
· Frank Lesser (written by)
· Glenn Eichler (written by)
· Peter Grosz (written by)
· Bryan Adams (written by)
· Barry Julien (written by)
· Meredith Scardino (written by)
2008 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Competition Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart
· Allison Silverman
· Rich Dahm
· Meredith Bennett
2008 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Bryan Adams
· Michael Brumm
· Rich Dahm
· Eric Drysdale
· Rob Dubbin
· Glenn Eichler
· Peter Grosz
· Peter Gwinn
· Barry Julien
· Jay Katsir
· Laura Krafft
· Frank Lesser
· Tom Purcell
· Allison Silverman
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Colbert Report (2005)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Daily Show (1996) · David Javerbaum (head writer)
· Rachel Axler (writer)
· Kevin Bleyer (writer)
· Rich Blomquist (writer)
· Steve Bodow (writer)
· Tim Carvell (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· J.R. Havlan (writer)
· Scott Jacobson (writer)
· Ben Karlin (writer)
· Rob Kutner (writer)
· Sam Means (writer)
· Chris Regan (writer)
· Jason Reich (writer)
· Jason Ross (writer)
· Jon Stewart (writer)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year
2006 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer in a Miscellaneous Series or Special The Colbert Report (2005)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Daily Show (1996) · David Javerbaum (head writer)
· Rich Blomquist (writer)
· Steve Bodow (writer)
· Tim Carvell (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· J.R. Havlan (writer)
· Scott Jacobson (writer)
· Ben Karlin (writer)
· Rob Kutner (writer)
· Chris Regan (writer)
· Jason Reich (writer)
· Jason Ross (writer)
· Jon Stewart (writer)
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Daily Show (1996) · David Javerbaum (head writer)
· Rich Blomquist (writer)
· Steve Bodow (writer)
· Tim Carvell (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· J.R. Havlan (writer)
· Scott Jacobson (writer)
· Ben Karlin (writer)
· Rob Kutner (writer)
· Chris Regan (writer)
· Jason Reich (writer)
· Jason Ross (writer)
· Jon Stewart (writer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Television Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series Rick and Morty (2013) · Justin Roiland
· Sarah Chalke
· Chris Parnell
· Spencer Grammer
· Christina Hendricks
· Patton Oswalt
· Keith David
· Werner Herzog
· Kurtwood Smith
2016 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Tom Purcell
· Jon Stewart
· Meredith Bennett
· Barry Julien
· Emily Lazar
· Tanya Michnevich
· Paul Dinello
· Matt Lappin
2016 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Talk Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) · Michael Brumm
· Nate Charny
· Aaron Cohen
· Cullen Crawford
· Paul Dinello
· Eric Drysdale
· Rob Dubbin
· Ariel Dumas
· Glenn Eichler
· Gabe Gronli
· Barry Julien
· Jay Katsir
· Daniel Kibblesmith
· Matt Lappin
· Opus Moreschi
· Tom Purcell
· Jen Spyra
· Brian Stack
2016 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - Talk Series The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) · Michael Brumm
· Nate Charny
· Aaron Cohen
· Cullen Crawford
· Paul Dinello
· Eric Drysdale
· Rob Dubbin
· Ariel Dumas
· Glenn Eichler
· Gabe Gronli
· Barry Julien
· Jay Katsir
· Daniel Kibblesmith
· Matt Lappin
· Opus Moreschi
· Tom Purcell
· Jen Spyra
· Brian Stack
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Special 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors (2015) · Ricky Kirshner (executive producer)
· Glenn Weiss (executive producer)
· Rob Paine (supervising producer)
2015 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Male Performance in a Fiction Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television The Colbert Report (2005) · Meredith Bennett
· Tanya Michnevich
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Barry Julien
· Matt Lappin
· Emily Lazar
· Tom Purcell
· Jon Stewart
2015 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Michael Brumm
· Nate Charny
· Aaron Cohen
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Eric Drysdale
· Rob Dubbin
· Ariel Dumas
· Glenn Eichler
· Gabe Gronli
· Barry Julien
· Jay Katsir
· Sam Kim
· Matt Lappin
· Opus Moreschi
· Tom Purcell
· Meredith Scardino
· Max Werner
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Opus Moreschi (head writer)
· Tom Purcell (writer)
· Barry Julien (writer)
· Paul Dinello (writer)
· Matt Lappin (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Max Werner (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· Nate Charny (writer)
· Aaron Cohen (writer)
· Gabe Gronli (writer)
· Ariel Dumas (writer)
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Talk Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Emily Lazar (co-executive producer)
· Barry Julien (co-executive producer)
· Tanya Michnevich (supervising producer)
· Paul Dinello (supervising producer)
· Matt Lappin (supervising producer)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Male Performance in a Fiction Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2013 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Variety Performer The Colbert Report (2005)
2013 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) - Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Michael Brumm
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Eric Drysdale
· Rob Dubbin
· Glenn Eichler
· Dan Guterman
· Peter Gwinn
· Barry Julien
· Jay Katsir
· Frank Lesser
· Opus Moreschi
· Tom Purcell
· Meredith Scardino
· Scott Sherman
· Max Werner
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Variety Performer The Colbert Report (2005)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Male Performance in a Fiction Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Barry Julien (head writer)
· Tom Purcell (writer)
· Rich Dahm (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Opus Moreschi (writer)
· Peter Gwinn (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Max Werner (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· Scott Sherman (writer)
· Dan Guterman (writer)
· Paul Dinello (writer)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Tanya Michnevich (supervising producer)
· Emily Lazar (supervising producer)
· Barry Julien (supervising producer)
· Paul Dinello (supervising producer)
· Matt Lappin (supervising producer)
2011 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Special The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010) · Jon Stewart (executive producer/host)
· Rory Albanese (executive producer)
· Josh Lieb (executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (executive producer)
· Kahane Cooperman (co-executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Steve Bodow (supervising producer)
· Emily Lazar (supervising producer)
· Tanya Michnevich (supervising producer)
· Jim Margolis (supervising producer)
· Jennifer Flanz (supervising producer)
· Hillary Kun (supervising producer)
· Adam Lowitt (supervising producer)
· Adam Chodikoff (senior producer)
· Jimmy Donn (senior producer)
· Justin Mel
2011 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Writing The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010) · Steve Bodow
· Barry Julien
· Frank Lesser
· Rich Dahm
· Paul Dinello
· Eric Drysdale
· Rob Dubbin
· Max Werner
· Dan Guterman
· Jay Katsir
· Opus Moreschi
· Tom Purcell
· Meredith Scardino
· Scott Sherman
· Michael Brumm
· Glenn Eichler
· Rich Blomquist
· Jon Stewart
· Kevin Bleyer
· Peter Gwinn
· Tim Carvell
· Wyatt Cenac
· Hallie Haglund
· J.R. Havlan
· Josh Lieb
· Sam Means
·
2011 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) The Colbert Report (2005)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Barry Julien (head writer)
· Tom Purcell (writer)
· Rich Dahm (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Opus Moreschi (writer)
· Peter Gwinn (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
· Max Werner (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· Scott Sherman (writer)
· Dan Guterman (writer)
· Paul Dinello (writer)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Tanya Michnevich (supervising producer)
· Emily Lazar (supervising producer)
· Barry Julien (supervising producer)
· Paul Dinello (supervising producer)
2010 Savage Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) The Colbert Report (2005)
2010 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Variety Performer The Colbert Report (2005)
2010 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Male Performance in a Fiction Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2010 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Barry Julien (head writer)
· Tom Purcell (head writer)
· Michael Brumm
· Rich Dahm
· Rob Dubbin
· Glenn Eichler
· Peter Grosz
· Peter Gwinn
· Jay Katsir
· Frank Lesser
· Opus Moreschi
· Meredith Scardino
· Allison Silverman
· Max Werner
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Allison Silverman (executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (co-executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Tanya Michnevich (supervising producer)
· Emily Lazar (supervising producer)
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Tom Purcell (head writer)
· Allison Silverman (writer)
· Rich Dahm (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Opus Moreschi (writer)
· Peter Gwinn (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
· Glenn Eichler (writer)
· Peter Grosz (writer)
· Barry Julien (writer)
· Meredith Scardino (writer)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Colbert Report (2005)
2009 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy/Variety - (Including Talk) Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Allison Silverman (head writer)
· Tom Purcell (head writer)
· Rich Dahm (head writer)
· Bryan Adams
· Michael Brumm
· Rob Dubbin
· Glenn Eichler
· Peter Grosz
· Peter Gwinn
· Barry Julien
· Laura Krafft
· Jay Katsir
· Frank Lesser
· Meredith Scardino
2009 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Allison Silverman (executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (co-executive producer)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Allison Silverman (executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
· Tom Purcell (supervising producer)
2008 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Variety Performer The Colbert Report (2005)
2008 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Performer of the Year
2008 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy The Colbert Report (2005)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Ben Karlin (executive producer)
· Meredith Bennett (executive producer)
· Allison Silverman (co-executive producer)
· Rich Dahm (co-executive producer)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Colbert Report (2005) · Allison Silverman
· Rich Dahm
· Michael Brumm
· Rob Dubbin
· Eric Drysdale
· Peter Gwinn
· Jay Katsir
· Laura Krafft
· Frank Lesser
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Variety Performer The Colbert Report (2005)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Performer of the Year
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2007 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy The Colbert Report (2005)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Colbert Report (2005)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report (2005) · Jon Stewart (executive producer)
· Ben Karlin (executive producer)
· Allison Silverman (supervising producer)
· Rich Dahm (supervising producer)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Colbert Report (2005) · Allison Silverman (head writer)
· Rich Dahm (head writer)
· Peter Gwinn (writer)
· Laura Krafft (writer)
· Michael Brumm (writer)
· Rob Dubbin (writer)
· Eric Drysdale (writer)
· Jay Katsir (writer)
· Frank Lesser (writer)
2006 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Variety Performer The Colbert Report (2005)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Colbert Report (2005)
2006 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy The Colbert Report (2005)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical The Colbert Report (2005)
1995 CableACE CableACE Awards Comedy Series Exit 57 (1995) · Nancy Geller (executive producer)
· John C. Fisher (supervising producer)
· Joe Forristal (producer)
· Tim Hill (director)
· Cindy Caponera (writer)
· Paul Dinello (writer)
· Jodi Lennon (writer)
· Mitch Rouse (writer)
· Amy Sedaris (writer)


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#Fact
1 In the 1980s he attended Chicago's Northwestern University's theater & speech class with friend David Schwimmer.
2 Release of the book, "Wigfield: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not" by Stephen and Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. [2003]
3 Release of his book, "I Am America (And So Can You!)". [October 2007]
4 His older sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch (aka Lulu), is the 2014 South Carolina Democratic congressional candidate. Her Republican opponent will be Gov. Mark Sanford [April 2013].
5 Worked alongside Louis C.K., Charlie Kaufman and Robert Smigel on the writing staff of The Dana Carvey Show (1996).
6 In January 2008, Colbert began a campaign on his show to have a portrait of his character hung in the "Treasures of American History" exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC (pieces shown in that exhibit included a top hat worn by' Abraham Lincoln', an original light bulb made by Thomas A. Edison, a Greensboro, North Carolina, lunch counter that was the scene of a seminal civil rights sit-in, Lewis and Clark's compass, and Kermit the Frog). When the National Museum of American History refused the portrait, Colbert next offered it to the National Portrait Gallery (also a Smithsonian museum), which accepted it on a temporary basis and hung it between the bathrooms adjacent to the Hall of Presidents. After the portrait's term at the National Portrait Gallery was up, the National Museum of American History did agree to hang the portrait - next to a Dumbo car from the original Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride at Disneyland.
7 Stephen often sings and dances in television performances. He has said in interviews that he studied voice and ballet in college.
8 His siblings from oldest to youngest are: Jimmy, Eddie, Mary, Billy, Margo, Tommy, Jay, Lulu, Paul, and Peter. Stephen is the youngest of the eleven.
9 Stephen's father was of seven eighths Irish ancestry, with his other roots being English and German. Stephen's mother was of entirely Irish descent.
10 Good friends with fellow former The Daily Show (1996) correspondent Steve Carell
11 Received an honorary doctorate in fine arts by Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, in 2006.
12 As a result of an operation he had when he was young, he can fold his right ear inside out and can pop it out when he squints his eye.
13 As a result of the plane crash that killed his father and two of his brothers, the Federal Aviation Administration established the "sterile cockpit" rule, which prohibits flight crews from engaging in any conversation or activities apart from their flying duties while the aircraft is below 10,000 feet.
14 Teaches Sunday School every weekend at his church and teaches his own specific story of salvation and has the children learn spiritual songs.
15 Is currently in the process of putting together news pieces about every district in the United States.
16 Has three children: Madeline, Peter, and John.
17 Has stated that not all of his family members say "Colbert" the way he does. Some pronounce the "T" at the end.
18 His show, The Colbert Report (2005), averages 1.2 million viewers.
19 "Truthiness," a word he coined, was declared the Word of the Year 2005 by the American Dialect Society.
20 Lent his voice to some attack ads that were used for the The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006), hosted by Jon Stewart.
21 Voiced several characters on Comedy Central's Crank Yankers (2002).
22 Began a career in comedy by joining the Second City improv group in Chicago.
23 Occasionally replaced Jon Stewart as anchor of The Daily Show (1996) while Jon was occupied with other things.
24 Wrote the book Wigfield with Strangers with Candy (1999) costars Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello.
25 He was briefly a correspondent on Good Morning America (1975).
26 His father and two of his brothers died in a plane crash when he was ten years old. On September 11, 1974, they were on an Eastern Airlines DC-9 that crashed in dense fog during its approach to Charlotte, N.C. Of the 82 people on board, 72 were killed. In its report, the NTSB concluded that "the probable cause of the accident was the flight crew's lack of altitude awareness at critical points during the approach due to poor cockpit discipline in that the crew did not follow prescribed procedures.".
27 All of his three children have appeared on The Daily Show (1996).
28 Was included in the Peabody Award given to [error] and The Daily Show: Indecision 2002: Election Night (2002) for "offering biting political satire, these scintillating segments had something droll and amusing to say about almost everything and everyone associated with American politics and the presidential election.".
29 Most of the shows he has been a part of are on Comedy Central. These shows are Exit 57 (1995), The Daily Show (1996), Strangers with Candy (1999), and The Colbert Report (2005).
30 Is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the series. Specifically recited the entire biography of LOTR character Aragorn from memory when Viggo Mortensen appeared on The Daily Show (1996). Mortensen kindly sent Colbert a platter full of LOTR characters carved out of chocolate.
31 The youngest of eleven children.
32 Is deaf in his right ear.
33 Provided the voice of Ace for Saturday Night Live (1975)'s "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" segments. The voice of Gary is provided by fellow The Daily Show (1996) correspondent Steve Carell.
34 An alumnus of the Second City and Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated from Northwestern University in 1986.

#Quote
1 [as new host on the premiere of 'The Late Show', September 8, 2015] With this show I begin the search for the real Stephen Colbert. I just hope I don't find him on 'Ashley Madison'.
2 Well, this is the planet we live on, so...
3 [on preparing to replace David Letterman on 'The Late Show' in 2015] There are some huge shoes to fill. And some really big pants.
4 I don't accept the status quo. I do accept Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.
5 [In 2009] I know what you're thinking: "Isn't the Iraq War over?" That's what I thought, too. I hadn't seen it in the media for a while, and when I don't see something, I assume it's vanished forever, like in that terrifying game peekaboo. We stopped seeing much coverage of the Iraq War back in September when the economy tanked, and I just figured the insurgents were wiped out because they were heavily invested in Lehman Brothers. Turns out there are still 135,000 troops in Iraq, which I don't understand because we've already won the war. And we've won it so many times. We should win something for the number of times we've won it. We eliminated the weapons of mass destruction by having them not exist. We took out Saddam Hussein-or a really convincing and committed Saddam Hussein double. We helped write the Iraqi Constitution and clearly gave Iraqis the right to bear a lot of arms. And by August of next year we'll withdraw every single one of our troops, leaving behind only memories and 50,000 troops. But despite our continued victories, Americans have many lingering questions about Iraq. For example: where is Iraq? My guess is somewhere near Paraguay.
6 My character isn't ironically detached, he's ironically a-ttached; things are important to him.
7 My character is a patriot, and he believes that the Olympics are war. It's a way to prove who's got the best country. Only nobody gets hurt.
8 As executive producer of this show, I get to ask my character to do whatever I want.
9 The trouble with the jokes is that once they're written, I know how they're supposed to work, and all I can do is not hit them. I'm more comfortable improvising. If I have just two or three ideas and I know how the character feels, what the character wants, everything in between is like trapeze work.
10 [In his junior year in high school]: I was probably still Colbert to a lot of people. But in my mind I was coal-BARE."
11 My brother Billy was the joke teller. My brother Jim had a really sharp, cutting wit. And the teller of long stories, that was my brother Ed. As a child, I just absorbed everything they said, and I was always in competition for the laughs.
12 Citizens United said that transparency would be the disinfectant, but (c)(4)'s are warm, wet, moist incubators. There is no disinfectant.
13 [Remembering the 2000 presidential election recount] We all had such blue balls from the jokes we wanted to do when Al Gore eventually conceded. And the night it happened, here we were doing them. I turned to Jon Stewart and said, "This is the most fun job on TV right now".
14 I was never interested in political comedy: "Ted Kennedy 's hitting the bottle again!'" Jon Stewart taught me how to do it so it would be smart. He encouraged everyone to have a point of view. There had to be a thought behind every joke.
15 When Jon Stewart got The Daily Show (1996), [Colbert's wife Evelyn McGee] said, "Wait a second--he wasn't the funny one in our group. He was the quiet one in the corner with a beer".
16 [stating that the best moment in the 2004 campaign for Democratic presidential nominee was Howard Dean's post-Iowa speech] Because clearly everybody was captivated by it. I think that's an argument why he should be President, because he can capture everyone's attention. Listen, George W. Bush was a cheerleader. I'm sure he screamed like that when he was at Yale, and I don't see why that disqualifies someone from being President. But George Bush did it in a human pyramid.
17 [on writing] I used to write things for friends. There was this girl I had a crush on, and she had a teacher she didn't like at school. I had a real crush on her, so almost every day I would write her a little short story where she would kill him in a different way.
18 [on his creativity] I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and - like all teenagers - I dabbled in poetry.
19 [about the Washington press corps] But, listen, let's review the rules. Here's how it works. The President makes decisions, he's the decider. The Press Secretary announces those decisions, and you people of the press type those decisions down. Make, announce, type. Put them through a spell check and go home. Get to know your family again. Make love to your wife. Write that novel you got kicking around in your head. You know, the one about the intrepid Washington reporter with the courage to stand up to the administration. You know, fiction.
20 The fact that they looked it up in a book just shows that they don't get the idea of truthiness at all. You don't look up truthiness in a book, you look it up in your gut.
21 [on his mock "crusade" against the Associated Press regarding his claim that coined the word "truthiness"] It's a sin of omission, is what it is. You're not giving people the whole story about truthiness. It's like Shakespeare still being alive and not asking him what "Hamlet" is about.
22 [The Union Leader (Manchester NH, January 25, 2004, when asked why people should watch The Daily Show (1996)] You shouldn't listen to us at all if you're looking for information. We don't take ourselves seriously on any level; we're just comedians . . . I'm a huge news junkie. I love what the news does. And we're a shadow, a reflection, of what's happening in the real news.
23 [Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, UT), January 23, 2004] Since there's not more news than there used to be, but there's way more time, and more channels doing it all the time, so that analysis has become much more than news . . . They really have to fill and they go, "(Expletive), we'll just have analysis for the next three hours," because there's no more new on the story. And then . . . the first person with a semi-cogent thought, they go, "(Expletive), I'll say that, too." And then that analysis becomes accepted dogma because analysis is the bulk of what you're getting. You're not really getting any more news.
24 [To Howard Kurtz on CNN's Reliable Sources (1992) January 25, 2004] We have no desire to make anybody look like a blithering idiot, but we do love it when they do. Because we get it off the AP feed and, then, we don't have to write anything for the next five minutes. We can just roll the tape.
25 [on what he would like to ask former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean] The media tries to portray you as an angry candidate. Doesn't that piss you off?

#Trademark
1 Often raises one eyebrow
2 Delivers ridiculous lines of dialogue with complete seriousness and sincerity
3 His glasses
4 Politically-edged humor
5 Parodies of well known political and media figures

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