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Stephen Tyrone Colbert was born on May 13th, 1964 and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He currently lives in New York with his wife and three children.

Colbert studied acting at Northwestern and performed with the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago before joining fellow cast members Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello to create the sketch comedy "Exit 57" for Comedy Central, which lasted for two seasons. During its two season run in the mid-1990s it garnered five CableACE nominations for best writing, performing, and comedy series. In 1997, Colbert became a correspondent on "The Daily Show", then hosted by Craig Kilborn. Colbert helped "The Daily Show" win numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards and contributed to "America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction" (Warner Books) which immediately topped the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 15 consecutive weeks.

In addition to Colbert's role as Senior Political Correspondent on "The Daily Show", he was one of the hosts of "Even Stepheven", a point-counterpoint assault featuring co-correspondent Steve Carrel and the host of "This Week in God" in which he "reported" on theological issues, with the assistance of the "God Machine". Colbert has also served as both writer and cast member on "The Dana Carvey Show", has written for "Saturday Night Live" and provided the voice of "Ace" in Robert Smigel's "Ambiguously Gay Duo". Colbert was featured in Smigel's "TV Funhouse" segment on SNL. He was also featured on "Mr. Goodwrench" commercials (2003-2005).

After Colbert left the Daily Show, he started his own program called "The Colbert Report" which satirizes TV talk hosts such as Bill O'Reilly. The nightly show addresses issues of the day, and more importantly, why everyone else's opinion is wrong. The "Colbert Report" airs immediately after "The Daily Show, and has performed well in the ratings.

Jon always said 'The Daily Show' has no political impact, ... We're going to go ahead and pick up that gauntlet and change the world!

At the White House Correspondence Dinner[1]


See Also

Captain America (Colbert has his shield)

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This page was last modified 05:32, 9 October 2007 by dKosopedia user Roger. Based on work by Leo Bloom and dKosopedia user(s) RobLa and Centerfielder. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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