Stephen Colbert Biography, Age,Wife, Late Night, Trump, CBS, Politics And Net Worth

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Stephen Colbert Biography

Stephen Colbert is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014 and the CBS talk program The Late Show with Stephen Colbert beginning in September 2015.

Colbert’s work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s news-parody series The Daily Show gained him wide recognition.  He left The Daily Show to host The Colbert Report in 2005. Following The Daily Show’s news-parody concept, The Colbert Report was a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows including The O’Reilly Factor, in which he portrayed a caricatured version of conservative political pundits. The series became one of Comedy Central’s highest-rated series, earning Colbert an invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2006. After ending The Colbert Report, he was hired in 2015 to succeed retiring David Letterman as host of the Late Show on CBS. He hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in September 2017.

Colbert has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Peabody Awards. Colbert was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and 2012.  Colbert’s book, I Am America (And So Can You!), listed #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2007.

Stephen Colbert Age | How Old Is Stephen Colbert

Stephen was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington D.C. but spent his early years in Bethesda, Maryland. He is 55 years old as of 2019.

Stephen Colbert Height | How Tall Is Stephen Colbert

Stephen stands at a height of 1.8 m.

Stephen Colbert Education

Stephen went to Charleston’s Episcopal Porter-Gaud School, where he participated in several school plays and contributed to the school newspaper but was not highly motivated academically. In his adolescence, Stephen briefly fronted A Shot in the Dark, a Rolling Stones cover band.  At his young age, he had hoped to study marine biology, but surgery intended to repair a severely perforated eardrum caused him inner ear damage. The damage was severe enough that he was unable to pursue a career that would involve scuba diving. The damage also left him deaf in his right ear.

Stephen for a while, he was uncertain whether he would attend college, but in the end he applied and was accepted to Hampden–Sydney College in Virginia, where a friend had also enrolled. Entering in 1982, Stephen majored in philosophy and continued to participate in plays.  He found the curriculum rigorous, but was more focused than he had been in high school and was able to apply himself to his studies. Despite the lack of a significant theater community at Hampden–Sydney, Colbert’s interest in acting grew rapidly during this time. After two years, Stephen transferred in 1984 to Northwestern University as a theater major to study performance, emboldened by the realization that he loved performing, even when no one was coming to shows. In 1986 he graduated from Northwestern’s School of Communication.

Stephen Colbert Family

Colbert was born in Washington, D.C.. He is the youngest of 11 children in a Catholic family. He spent his early years in Bethesda, Maryland.

He grew up on James Island, South Carolina. Colbert and his siblings, from the oldest, are James III, Edward, Mary, William, Margo, Thomas, Jay, Elizabeth, Paul, Peter, and Stephen. Colbert’s father, James William Colbert Jr., was an immunologist and medical school dean at Yale University, Saint Louis University, and finally at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he served as vice president for academic affairs. Stephen’s mother, Lorna Elizabeth Colbert (née Tuck), was a homemaker. When he was 10 in 1974 , Stephen experienced what was likely the defining event of his childhood when his father and two of his brothers were killed in a plane crash.

Stephen Colbert Wife | Stephen Colbert Son

Since 1993 Colbert has been married to Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert .  Evelyn is the daughter of prominent Charleston civil litigator Joseph McGee, of the firm Buist Moore Smythe McGee. She appeared with Colbert in an episode of Strangers with Candy as his mother. Evelyn also had an uncredited cameo as a nurse in the series pilot and a credited one (as his wife Clair) in the film.

McGee-Colbert actually met Jon Stewart before she met her future husband in 1990. The two met at the world premiere of Hydrogen Jukebox at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston. Later Colbert  described the first moment he met Evie as being a love at first sight encounter; however, moments after they met, they both realized they had grown up together in Charleston and had many mutual friends.

They  have three children, Madeleine (born 1995), Peter (1998), and John (2002). They live in Montclair, New Jersey.

Stephen opened up to Rolling Stone In 2018 about his battles with anxiety. He stated that he used to take medication, until realizing during his time with Second City that the symptoms went away while he was performing.

“Creating something is what helped me from just spinning apart like an unweighted flywheel,” he told the publication. “And I haven’t stopped since. Even when I was a writer, I always had to be in front of a camera a little bit. I have to perform.”

It was reported in 2018 that Showtime was developing, Hello Nancy, a biopic based on the nonfiction book On Her Trail, My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News’ First Woman Star by John Dickerson, with Colbert and his wife Evelyn serving as executive producers.

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CBS announced in a press release on April 10, 2014, that Colbert “will replace David Letterman as the host of The Late Show, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast.”  CBS announced on January 12, 2015, that Colbert would premiere as the Late Show host on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The first guest of the new Late Show was George Clooney.  The show has a much more political focus than David Letterman’s Late Show.

During his term as the host of The Late Show, Colbert hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, broadcast on CBS on September 17, 2017.

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When Kilborn left The Daily Show in 1997 prior to the 1999 season, Jon Stewart took over hosting duties, also serving as a writer and co-executive producer. Since then, the series gradually started to take on a more political tone and increase in popularity, particularly in the latter part of the 2000 U.S. presidential election season. The roles of the show’s correspondents were expanded to include more in-studio segments and international reports, which were almost always done in the studio with the aid of a greenscreen.

Different from Stewart, who essentially hosted The Daily Show as himself,  Colbert developed a correspondent character for his pieces on the series. He has described his correspondent character as “a fool who has spent a lot of his life playing not the fool – one who is able to cover it at least well enough to deal with the subjects that he deals with”.

He was regularly pitted against knowledgeable interview subjects, or against Stewart in scripted exchanges, with the resultant dialogue demonstrating the character’s lack of knowledge of whatever subject he is discussing. He  also made generous use of humorous fallacies of logic in explaining his point of view on any topic. Other Daily Show correspondents have adopted a similar style; former correspondent Rob Corddry recalls that when he and Ed Helms first joined the show’s cast in 2002, they “just imitated Stephen Colbert for a year or two”. Correspondent Aasif Mandvi has stated “I just decided I was going to do my best Stephen Colbert impression”.

Stephen Colbert Donald Trump | Stephen Colbert Video

Stephen  found a way to make use of all President Trump‘s false and misleading claims by introducing Donald Trump’s Pants-on-Fireplace.

Stephen Colbert Guests | Stephen Colbert Episodes

  • December 17, 2018 Sandra Bullock, Barry Jenkins N/A
  • December 18, 2018 Emily Blunt, Senator Jeff Flake St. Paul and The Broken Bones
  • December 19, 2018 Steve Carell, KiKi Layne N/A
  • December 20, 2018 John C. Reilly, Ana Navarr

Stephen Colbert Book

  • Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions
  • I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)
  • I Am America (And So Can You!)
  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t
  • Things I’ve Learned from Women Who’ve Dumped Me
  • Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #1
  • I Am America by Colbert, Stephen [Hardcover]
  • America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never
  • Weren’t by Stephen Colbert (2012-10-02)
  • Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #3
  • Stephen Colbert’s Tek Jansen #2
  • I Am A Pole (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert (2012-05-29)
  • I Am America Playaway Ready-to-go Audio Book

Where Does Stephen Colbert Live

Colbert  and his wife live in Montclair, New Jersey, with their three children. They chose to remain outside of the bustling cities of LA and NYC, all for their three adorable children, Madeline, Peter, and John

Stephen Colbert Tv Shows

2018–present – Our Cartoon President as Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives, Wolf Blitzer (voice)
2015–present – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as Himself (host)
2014–15 -BoJack Horseman as Mr. Witherspoon (voice)
2005–14 – The Colbert Report as Stephen Colbert (host)
2004–15 – The Venture Bros. as Professor Richard Impossible (voice)
2001–07 – Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law as Phil Ken Sebben, Myron Reducto, Various voices
1999–2000 – Strangers with Candy as Chuck Noblet
1997–2005 – The Daily Show as Stephen Colbert (correspondent)
1996–2011 – Saturday Night Live as Ace, Dr. Brainio (voice)
1995–96 – Exit 57 as Various
2017 – At Home with Amy Sedaris – Himself
2015 – House of Cards as Stephen Colbert
2014 – @midnight as Stephen Colbert
2013 – Alpha House as Stephen Colbert
2012 – The Office as Broccoli Rob
2010 – Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear as Stephen Colbert (host)
2008 – A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! as Stephen Colbert
2007 – The Simpsons as Colby Krause (voice)
2006 – White House Correspondents’ Dinner as Stephen Colbert (host)
2005 – American Dad! as Dr. Dandliker (voice)
2004 – Curb Your Enthusiasm as Tourist Man
2002 – Crank Yankers as Rob (voice)
1999 – Late Night with Conan O’Brien Violin Player
1997 – Apartment 2F as Various
1996 – The Dana Carvey Show as Various
1993 – Missing Persons as Chet Davies

Stephen Colbert Schedule | Stephen Colbert Guest Schedule

  • TUE DEC 18 11:35PM
    Emily Blunt; Jeff Flake; St. Paul & the Broken BonesNEW(Season 4, Episode 68)
    Emily Blunt; and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). Also: St. Paul & the Broken Bones perform.
  • WED DEC 19 11:35PM
    Steve Carell; KiKi LayneNEW(Season 4, Episode 69)
    Steve Carell; and KiKi Layne.
  • THU    DEC 20    11:35PM     John C. Reilly; Ana Navarro; Jessie JNEW(Season 4, Episode 70)
    John C. Reilly; and Ana Navarro. Also: Jessie J performs.
  • FRI   DEC 21     11:35PM  The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert hosts a late-night talk show.
  • TUE  DEC 25    11:35PM    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert hosts a late-night talk show.
  • WED  DEC 26  11:35PM    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert hosts a late-night talk show.
  • THU  DEC 27    11:35PM    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert hosts a late-night talk show.
  • FRI         DEC 28     11:35PM     The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert hosts a late-night talk show.
  • MON    DEC 31    11:35PM     The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
    Stephen Colbert hosts a late-night talk show.

Stephen Colbert Movies

2017 – Too Funny to Fail – Himself
2014 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Paul Peterson (voice)
2013 – The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as Lake-town spy
2009 – Monsters vs. Aliens as President Hathaway (voice)
2008 – The Love Guru as Jay Kell (Hockey Announcer)
2006 – Strangers with Candy as Chuck Noblet
2005 – The Great New Wonderful as Mr. Peersall
2003 – Nobody Knows Anything! as TV Newsman
1997 – Shock Asylum as Dr. Dewalt

Stephen Colbert Quotes

  • I’m not here to affect you politically or socially. I’m here to make you laugh. I use the news as the palette for my jokes.
  • Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses
  • I would say laughter is the best medicine. But it’s more than that. It’s an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids. Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche and then applies an antibiotic cream.
  • You gotta keep it away from your eyes.
  • Reality has a well-known liberal bias.
  • Facts matter not at all. Perception is everything. It’s certainty.
  • I love being onstage. I love the relationship with the audience. I love the letting go, the sense of discovery, the improvising.
  • In the media age, everybody was famous for 15 minutes.
  • In the Wikipedia age, everybody can be an expert in five minutes. Special bonus: You can edit your own entry to make yourself seem even smarter.

Stephen Colbert Catholic

The host of CBS’ Late Show, Stephen Colbert is never shy about his faith and often includes Catholic elements in his shows, which he refers to as “joy machines.”.

Stephen Colbert Politics

Colbert was the featured entertainer for the 2006 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2006 . He was Standing a few yards from U.S. President George W. Bush– in front of an audience the Associated Press called a “Who’s Who of power and celebrity” – Colbert delivered a searing routine targeting the president and the media. In his politically conservative character from The Colbert Report, Colbert satirized the George W. Bush Administration and the White House Press Corps with such lines :

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Stephen Colbert and  “Stephen Miller”’s Spray-On Hair to The Late Show

Before he  introduced Grosz’s character, Stephen  went ahead and took some shots at Miller’s interview, in which his hair proved to be a nearly insurmountable distraction. “He looks like Eddie Munster and the Count from Sesame Street had a baby—and then the baby went bald . . . There has not been a right-wing propagandist with fake hair that obvious since Joseph Goebbels tried a weave,” Said Stephen.

As they were discussing the border wall, the Late Show host noticed something curious: his guest’s hair seemed to keep changing. First, his hairline moved. Then came the sideburns, followed by some Princess Leia buns. But the pièce de résistance came at the end, when Grosz’s mane transformed into a full-blown afro.

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