History Creator / StephenColbert

9th Sep '17 3:56:23 PM nombretomado
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His performance was an internet sensation, and the audio recording became the #1 album on iTunes, remaining a top download for months. New York Times columnist Frank Rich called Colbert's performance a defining moment leading up to the 2006 midterm elections, when the Democrats became the majority party in Congress. Colbert himself has said he did not necessarily mean to make a huge political statement, but only intended to be funny (although obviously for a different audience than the dinner coordinators would have liked), and did not realize how strongly his performance resonated until speaking with awed coworkers the next day. Despite all this, Colbert's performance initially got very little media attention, with many major news outlets like ''[[AmericanNewspapers The New York Times]]'' not even mentioning him in their day-after report on the Dinner. The mainstream media was widely criticized for this, seeing as the media itself was a major target for Colbert's mockery and thus the muted coverage was seen as self-serving.

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His performance was an internet sensation, and the audio recording became the #1 album on iTunes, remaining a top download for months. New York Times columnist Frank Rich called Colbert's performance a defining moment leading up to the 2006 midterm elections, when the Democrats became the majority party in Congress. Colbert himself has said he did not necessarily mean to make a huge political statement, but only intended to be funny (although obviously for a different audience than the dinner coordinators would have liked), and did not realize how strongly his performance resonated until speaking with awed coworkers the next day. Despite all this, Colbert's performance initially got very little media attention, with many major news outlets like ''[[AmericanNewspapers ''[[UsefulNotes/AmericanNewspapers The New York Times]]'' not even mentioning him in their day-after report on the Dinner. The mainstream media was widely criticized for this, seeing as the media itself was a major target for Colbert's mockery and thus the muted coverage was seen as self-serving.
11th Aug '17 12:29:08 AM Sir_Chaos_Omega
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He has been one of the biggest critics of President Donald Trump and is not afraid to cuss out the President on national television.
3rd Jun '17 12:01:43 PM nombretomado
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Colbert came up in comedy through improv at Creator/TheSecondCity in Chicago (he even guest-starred on two episodes of the US version of the improv show ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'') while slowly but surely leaving behind his ambitions to be a serious actor. (Thank God.) There he met lifelong friends Paul Dinello and Creator/AmySedaris, with whom he co-created and co-starred in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''. He also did considerable voice acting in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', and was the voice of Ace in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive's'' ''The Ambiguously Gay Duo'' (fellow future Daily Show star Creator/SteveCarell was the voice of Gary). Even less known is his work on the short-lived ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow'' and the even more obscure sketch show ''Series/{{Exit 57}}''. There's also performance as President Hathaway in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''; he worked with Creator/DreamWorks again for ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''. His [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]] expertise also earned him a [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', followed by an exclusive on his interview with Smaug himself.

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Colbert came up in comedy through improv at Creator/TheSecondCity in Chicago (he even guest-starred on two episodes of the US version of the improv show ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'') ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'') while slowly but surely leaving behind his ambitions to be a serious actor. (Thank God.) There he met lifelong friends Paul Dinello and Creator/AmySedaris, with whom he co-created and co-starred in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''. He also did considerable voice acting in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', and was the voice of Ace in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive's'' ''The Ambiguously Gay Duo'' (fellow future Daily Show star Creator/SteveCarell was the voice of Gary). Even less known is his work on the short-lived ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow'' and the even more obscure sketch show ''Series/{{Exit 57}}''. There's also performance as President Hathaway in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''; he worked with Creator/DreamWorks again for ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''. His [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]] expertise also earned him a [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', followed by an exclusive on his interview with Smaug himself.
23rd Feb '17 6:54:08 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megyeri_Bridge#Naming_poll a bridge in Hungary]] - although he did win the online contest to decide the name, the Hungarian ambassador to the U.S. appeared on his show, and told him that, in Hungary, bridges can only be named after dead people, ss well as [[StarfishLanguage fluency in Hungarian]]. Colbert nonetheless demonstrated that he knew that "híd" was Hungarian for "bridge."

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* Not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megyeri_Bridge#Naming_poll a bridge in Hungary]] - although he did win the online contest to decide the name, the Hungarian ambassador to the U.S. appeared on his show, and told him that, in Hungary, bridges can only be named after dead people, ss as well as [[StarfishLanguage fluency in Hungarian]]. Colbert nonetheless demonstrated that he knew that "híd" was Hungarian for "bridge."
20th Dec '16 10:07:24 AM JamesAustin
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* Not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megyeri_Bridge#Naming_poll a bridge in Hungary]] - although he did win the online contest to decide the name, the Hungarian ambassador to the U.S. appeared on his show, and told him that, in Hungary, bridges can only be named after dead people.
** As well, a requirement was [[StarfishLanguage fluency in Hungarian]].
*** Which Colbert met by demonstrating that he knew that "híd" was Hungarian for "bridge."

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* Not [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megyeri_Bridge#Naming_poll a bridge in Hungary]] - although he did win the online contest to decide the name, the Hungarian ambassador to the U.S. appeared on his show, and told him that, in Hungary, bridges can only be named after dead people.
** As well, a requirement was
people, ss well as [[StarfishLanguage fluency in Hungarian]].
*** Which
Hungarian]]. Colbert met by demonstrating nonetheless demonstrated that he knew that "híd" was Hungarian for "bridge."
20th Dec '16 10:05:05 AM JamesAustin
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Okay, Stephen Tyrone Colbert (May 13, 1964-) is ''actually'' an improvisational comedian and political satirist. Best known for lampooning [[StrawmanPolitical bull-headed conservatives]] as host of the ''[[Series/TheColbertReport Report]]'' after being a popular correspondent for ''Series/TheDailyShow'' from 1997 to 2005 (the show's longest-serving correspondent until Samantha Bee broke his record in 2012), the massive success of that series led to his [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert taking over the reins]] of ''The Late Show'' in September 2015 following the retirement of Creator/DavidLetterman.

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Okay, Stephen Tyrone Colbert (May (born May 13, 1964-) 1964) is ''actually'' an improvisational comedian and political satirist. Best known for lampooning [[StrawmanPolitical bull-headed conservatives]] as host of the ''[[Series/TheColbertReport Report]]'' ''The Colbert Report'' after being a popular correspondent for ''Series/TheDailyShow'' from 1997 to 2005 (the show's longest-serving correspondent until Samantha Bee broke his record in 2012), the massive success of that series led to his [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert taking over the reins]] of ''The Late Show'' in September 2015 following the retirement of Creator/DavidLetterman.
4th Dec '16 2:26:46 AM Xtifr
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Okay, '''Stephen Tyrone Colbert''' (May 13, 1964-) is ''actually'' an improvisational comedian and political satirist. Best known for lampooning [[StrawmanPolitical bull-headed conservatives]] as host of the ''[[Series/TheColbertReport Report]]'' after being a popular correspondent for ''Series/TheDailyShow'' from 1997 to 2005 (the show's longest-serving correspondent until Samantha Bee broke his record in 2012), the massive success of that series led to his [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert taking over the reins]] of ''The Late Show'' in September 2015 following the retirement of Creator/DavidLetterman.

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Okay, '''Stephen Stephen Tyrone Colbert''' Colbert (May 13, 1964-) is ''actually'' an improvisational comedian and political satirist. Best known for lampooning [[StrawmanPolitical bull-headed conservatives]] as host of the ''[[Series/TheColbertReport Report]]'' after being a popular correspondent for ''Series/TheDailyShow'' from 1997 to 2005 (the show's longest-serving correspondent until Samantha Bee broke his record in 2012), the massive success of that series led to his [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert taking over the reins]] of ''The Late Show'' in September 2015 following the retirement of Creator/DavidLetterman.
26th Oct '16 5:47:00 PM bombadil211
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Oh, and he's also a practicing Roman Catholic who teaches Sunday school on the weekends. He can recite the Nicene Creed, the TenCommandments, and a truly staggering amount of Catholic trivia from memory[[note]]seen on the ''Report'' and again on the ''Late Show''[[/note]], and calmed down the notoriously interview-shy [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White]] by engaging him in a Catholic trivia contest. On ''The Late Show'', Pope Francis' 2015 visit to the USA occasioned a positive barrage of Catholic jokes, as well as more serious discussions with an all-Catholic panel on issues of faith vs. social progressivism and the meaning of being an American Catholic in the present day.

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Oh, and he's also a practicing Roman Catholic who teaches Sunday school on the weekends. He can call up Bible verses in ''Latin'' at the drop of a hat, recite the Nicene Creed, the TenCommandments, Ten Commandments, and a truly staggering amount of Catholic trivia from memory[[note]]seen on the ''Report'' and again on the ''Late Show''[[/note]], and calmed down the notoriously interview-shy [[Music/TheWhiteStripes Jack White]] by engaging him in a Catholic trivia contest. On ''The Late Show'', Pope Francis' 2015 visit to the USA occasioned a positive barrage of Catholic jokes, as well as more serious discussions with an all-Catholic panel on issues of faith vs. social progressivism and the meaning of being an American Catholic in the present day.
2nd Oct '16 9:56:46 AM nombretomado
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Colbert came up in comedy through improv at Creator/TheSecondCity in Chicago (he even guest-starred on two episodes of the US version of the improv show ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'') while slowly but surely leaving behind his ambitions to be a serious actor. (Thank God.) There he met lifelong friends Paul Dinello and Creator/AmySedaris, with whom he co-created and co-starred in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''. He also did considerable voice acting in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', and was the voice of Ace in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive's'' ''The Ambiguously Gay Duo'' (fellow future Daily Show star Creator/SteveCarell was the voice of Gary). Even less known is his work on the short-lived ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow'' and the even more obscure sketch show ''Series/{{Exit 57}}''. There's also performance as President Hathaway in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''; he worked with DreamWorks again for ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''. His [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]] expertise also earned him a [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', followed by an exclusive on his interview with Smaug himself.

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Colbert came up in comedy through improv at Creator/TheSecondCity in Chicago (he even guest-starred on two episodes of the US version of the improv show ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway'') while slowly but surely leaving behind his ambitions to be a serious actor. (Thank God.) There he met lifelong friends Paul Dinello and Creator/AmySedaris, with whom he co-created and co-starred in ''Series/StrangersWithCandy''. He also did considerable voice acting in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', and was the voice of Ace in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive's'' ''The Ambiguously Gay Duo'' (fellow future Daily Show star Creator/SteveCarell was the voice of Gary). Even less known is his work on the short-lived ''Series/TheDanaCarveyShow'' and the even more obscure sketch show ''Series/{{Exit 57}}''. There's also performance as President Hathaway in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''; he worked with DreamWorks Creator/DreamWorks again for ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''. His [[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Middle-earth]] expertise also earned him a [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'', followed by an exclusive on his interview with Smaug himself.
19th Mar '16 4:32:00 PM Premonition45
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Okay, '''Stephen Tyrone Colbert''' (May 13, 1964-) is ''actually'' an improvisational comedian and political satirist. Best known for lampooning [[StrawmanPolitical bull-headed conservatives]] as host of the ''[[Series/TheColbertReport Report]]'' after years of being a popular correspondent for ''Series/TheDailyShow'', the massive success of that series led to his [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert taking over the reins]] of ''The Late Show'' in September 2015 following the retirement of Creator/DavidLetterman.

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Okay, '''Stephen Tyrone Colbert''' (May 13, 1964-) is ''actually'' an improvisational comedian and political satirist. Best known for lampooning [[StrawmanPolitical bull-headed conservatives]] as host of the ''[[Series/TheColbertReport Report]]'' after years of being a popular correspondent for ''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''Series/TheDailyShow'' from 1997 to 2005 (the show's longest-serving correspondent until Samantha Bee broke his record in 2012), the massive success of that series led to his [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert taking over the reins]] of ''The Late Show'' in September 2015 following the retirement of Creator/DavidLetterman.
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