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  Colbert, Stephen
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NameStephen Colbert
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Born May 13, 1964 (55 years)
ContributorRBH
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
May 15, 2010 04:07pm
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InfoStephen Tyrone Colbert is an American comedian, satirist, actor, writer, and Presidential Candidate known for his ironic style, particularly in his portrayal of uninformed opinion leaders and deadpan comedic delivery.

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theater when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically-acclaimed sketch comedy series Exit 57.

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted, gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

In 2005, he left The Daily Show to host its newly-created spin-off series, The Colbert Report. Following The Daily Show's news-parody concept, The Colbert Report styles itself as a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows such as Bill O'Reilly's The O'Reilly Factor. 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. Colbert was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006, and in 2007 by the Time online community.


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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Feb 16, 2012 09:50am Announcement ‘Colbert Report’ Suspended Without Explanation  Article RP 
Jan 12, 2012 07:15pm Announcement Stephen Colbert to explore run for president in South Carolina  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Aug 16, 2011 03:00pm Amusing Stephen Colbert loses treasurer to Rick Perry  Article COSDem 
Jun 30, 2011 09:50am Amusing FEC allows Colbert to form ‘super PAC’ for 2012 elections  Article RP 
Sep 26, 2010 01:00pm General House leader: Colbert was an 'embarrassment'  Article particleman 
Sep 24, 2010 10:40am News Stephen Colbert, in character, testifies on immigration in D.C.  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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FAMILY
Mother Lorna Colbert 1920-2013
Sister Elizabeth Colbert Busch 1954-

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