History Creator / StephenColbert

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.
28th Nov '15 9:09:43 PM HiWayXingFrog
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Oh, and Colbert is also known for that time he was invited to be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7FTF4Oz4dI the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner]] and, instead of providing typical light-hearted fare, comedically savaged President George W. Bush and the press to their faces, all in his show persona. ("I stand by this man. 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.")

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Oh, and Colbert is also known for that time he was invited to be [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7FTF4Oz4dI com/watch?v=CWqzLgDc030 the featured entertainer at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner]] and, instead of providing typical light-hearted fare, comedically savaged President George W. Bush and the press to their faces, all in his show persona. ("I stand by this man. 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.")
20th Oct '15 7:37:29 AM ChaoticNovelist
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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}}''. Better known in recent years was his 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.

Officially OneOfUs and [[ProudToBeAGeek unashamedly so]]. When Creator/ViggoMortensen was a guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', Jon Stewart played a recording of Colbert reciting [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the many names of Aragorn]]. (In addition, Mortensen had had a set of chocolates shaped like ''Lord of the Rings'' characters sent to Colbert's office, and Stewart's receiving this news was essentially speculating on how powerful a {{Nerdgasm}} Colbert would have). When CNN misused an image of the Balrog on 6/6/06, he proceeded to rattle off a list of references to ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' without even using notes. Colbert also keeps a set of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons polyhedral dice]] in his desk at ''The Colbert Report'' and is the current keeper of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's mighty shield (delivered after Steve Rogers' [[DeathIsCheap short-lived]] [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfCaptainAmerica death]]) and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Andúril]] (gifted to him by Aragorn himself). Get behind this man on the battlefield. He also won the popular vote in the 2008 election (in the Marvel universe). After [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning being knighted by the Queen of Jordan with Andúril]] his full name has been expanded to ''Sir'' Dr. Stephen T. Colbert [[NotThatKindOfDoctor D.F.A.]] And he has recently given "a shout out to all [his] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]]." (Before he admitted he had no idea what it meant, looked it up, and promptly took it back.) Finally, he declared that he was the new First Lady of France after French President Hollande's sex scandal resulted in the seats being rearranged at a White House function so that Colbert was in the former First Lady's chair.

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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}}''. Better known in recent years was his 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.

Officially OneOfUs and [[ProudToBeAGeek unashamedly so]]. When Creator/ViggoMortensen was a guest on ''Series/TheDailyShow'', Jon Stewart played a recording of Colbert reciting [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the many names of Aragorn]]. (In addition, Mortensen had had a set of chocolates shaped like ''Lord of the Rings'' characters sent to Colbert's office, and Stewart's receiving this news was essentially speculating on how powerful a {{Nerdgasm}} Colbert would have). When CNN misused an image of the Balrog on 6/6/06, he proceeded to rattle off a list of references to ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' without even using notes. Colbert also keeps a set of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons polyhedral dice]] in his desk at ''The Colbert Report'' and is the current keeper of ComicBook/CaptainAmerica's mighty shield (delivered after Steve Rogers' [[DeathIsCheap short-lived]] [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfCaptainAmerica death]]) and [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Andúril]] (gifted to him by Aragorn himself). Get behind this man on the battlefield. He also won the popular vote in the 2008 election (in the Marvel universe). After [[AwesomeMomentOfCrowning being knighted by the Queen of Jordan with Andúril]] his full name has been expanded to ''Sir'' Dr. Stephen T. Colbert [[NotThatKindOfDoctor D.F.A.]] And he He has recently given "a shout out to all [his] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic bronies]]." (Before he admitted he had no idea what it meant, looked it up, and promptly took it back.) Finally, he declared that he was the new First Lady of France after French President Hollande's sex scandal resulted in the seats being rearranged at a White House function so that Colbert was in the former First Lady's chair.
20th Oct '15 7:29:53 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Stephen Colbert did not believe in books. They're all fact and no heart. (You may think [[http://www.makemeamerica.com he wrote one]], but it's just a transcription of what he hollered into a tape recorder. [[RefugeInAudacity Over a three day weekend, no less]].) A staunch supporter of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush and devoted admirer of [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]], Colbert lambasted the [[StrawmanPolitical liberal elite]] four nights a week on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' from 2005 to 2014. He is now immortal.

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Stephen Colbert did not believe in books. They're all fact and no heart. (You may think [[http://www.makemeamerica.com he wrote one]], but it's just a transcription of what he hollered into a tape recorder. [[RefugeInAudacity Over a three day weekend, no less]].less.) A staunch supporter of UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush and devoted admirer of [[Series/TheOReillyFactor Bill O'Reilly]], Colbert lambasted the [[StrawmanPolitical liberal elite]] four nights a week on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' from 2005 to 2014. He is now immortal.
18th Oct '15 4:59:10 PM RoseAndHeather
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->''"Joy is the infallible sign of the existence of God."''

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->''"Joy is the most infallible sign of the existence of God."''
18th Oct '15 4:57:04 PM RoseAndHeather
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->''"Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us."''

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->''"Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it ->''"Joy is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don't learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection infallible sign of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us.existence of God."''
17th Oct '15 7:34:49 PM RoseAndHeather
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Between Colbert's ''Daily Show'' run and years on the ''Report'', he and Creator/JonStewart spent fifteen straight years as the greatest late-night comedy duo in the nation (and many would say the world). Between airing sister shows back-to-back for nine straight years, Stephen's six-year run as the acknowledged best correspondent on ''The Daily Show'', co-hosting the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in 2010, their epic [=SuperPAC=] shenanigans in 2011/2012, and co-anchoring eight consecutive "Indecision" election specials, [[IrishmanAndAJew you really can't separate these two]].[[note]]You really can't. The ''Report'' was, during its final episode, revealed to have been just one long ''Daily Show'' segment.[[/note]]

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Between Colbert's ''Daily Show'' run and years on the ''Report'', he and Creator/JonStewart spent fifteen straight years as the greatest late-night comedy duo in the nation (and many would say the world). Between airing sister shows back-to-back for nine straight years, Stephen's six-year run as the acknowledged best correspondent on ''The Daily Show'', co-hosting the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in 2010, their epic [=SuperPAC=] shenanigans in 2011/2012, and co-anchoring eight consecutive "Indecision" election specials, [[IrishmanAndAJew [[HeterosexualLifePartners you really can't separate these two]].[[note]]You really can't. The ''Report'' was, during its final episode, revealed to have been just one long ''Daily Show'' segment.[[/note]]
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