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Stephen Colbert

American comedian
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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Washington, D.C., United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 13 May 1964
Sigh: Gemini
Height: 1.80 m
Education: Northwestern University, Porter-Gaud School, Hampden-Sydney College

Stephen Colbert was bornon 13 May 1964 in Washington, D.C., United States, American, is American comedian. Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host and actor. He wanted to be an actor, studied theatre and specialized in improvisational theatre. But, his stint at Second City changed the direction of his career. He developed a good rapport with Paul Dinello and Amy Sedari with whom he worked closely on many occasions. He became famous with the ‘Dana Carvey’ Show and ‘Strangers with Candy’. ‘The Daily Show’ made him a household name and soon he had his own parody show, ‘The Colbert Report’. He teases and satirizes the poorly informed, high status idiot, playing a fictional anchorman named after him. One of the criticisms that the show and Colbert has been receiving is that the audience tuned in to his program for their news and are therefore becoming cynical and biased. That people prefer to watch his program rather than a regular news program is a testimony of his popularity and acceptance. His show has been successful in being both informative and entertaining at the same time. Recipient of many awards, he continues “to expose the rhetorical shortcomings of contemporary discourse”. Scroll down and know all about the career, personal life, profile of this famous personality.


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In 2009, he visited Baghdad to film a show, Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando


He released a book, I Am America (And So Can You!), in 2007 which contains political satire written primarily by him, the role of his writing staff in it being minimal


At the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in 2006 as the featured entertainer, his satire targeted President Bush and the media


Popularized "truthiness" after making it the Word of the Day on the debut episode of his mock news program; the American Dialect Society named it the Word of the Year in 2005


With Sedaris and Dinero, he wrote a satirical novel, Wigfield: The Can Do Town That Just May Not, in 2003, about a small town threatened by impending destruction of a dam


Characterized as a cult show, its 32 episodes were aired between 1999 and 2000


Colbert joined Comedy Central’s parody news series, The Daily Show, in 1997


He worked as a cast member and writer on ‘The Dana Carvey Show’, in 1996, along with Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, and Dino Stamatopoulos, but the series was cancelled as the satire was distasteful


Offered work at Second City’ box office, he joined their free improvisation classes, was hired to perform with their touring company in 1988 and became close friends with comedians Amy Sedaris and Paul DinelloHe left Second City in 1995, and shifted to New York to work with Sedaris and Dinello to create, ‘Exit 57’, a television comedy show


He transferred to Northwestern University to major in theatre and graduated with a degree in 1986


In 1974, when he was 10, his father and two brothers were killed in an air crash

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