94 Facts About The Colbert Report

1. On December 18, 2014, The Colbert Report appeared in his final episode of The Colbert Report.

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2. The Colbert Report was the lead singer, and their go-to song was "Brown Sugar.

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3. The Colbert Report has a weird beef with Windsor, Ontario, once referring to the city as the worst place on Earth on The Colbert Report.

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4. The Colbert Report describes his parenting style as "Go watch the TV", something he picked up from his mom, who had 11 kids to deal with, so her time was sparse.

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5. The Colbert Report had a suit tailored for him in the Army Combat Uniform pattern and went through an abbreviated version of the Army's basic training regimen.

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6. The Colbert Report believed that political issues reflect basic human behavior, which he viewed as his satirical specialty, noting, "If I thought I had a political point, I'd be in big trouble.

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7. The Colbert Report is veracious in his approach, while often ridiculously overblown in his statements.

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8. The Colbert Report pitched The Colbert Report to the channel in 2004.

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9. In 2006, The Colbert Report won 23 Emmy Awards, 11 more than its parent, The Daily Show.

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10. The Colbert Report opened the first show to air in Canada speaking their native garbled language, Frenchie.

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11. In an interview with The Onion, The Colbert Report explained that much of the design for his set was based on Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

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12. The Colbert Report says he modeled his character on "The Daily Show" on Stone Phillips, "because he's the perfect, manly newsman package.

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13. The Colbert Report looks to the very fount of truthiness for inspiration: Bill O'Reilly.

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14. The Colbert Report discovered that a camera, any camera, even his camera, is irresistible to men and women seeking re-election every two years.

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15. The Colbert Report writes a lot of what goes on the air and fine tunes everything.

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16. The Colbert Report looks to the very fount of truthiness for inspiration: Bill O\u0027Reilly.

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17. The Colbert Report joked that, while it seems that just about everyone on the staff is white, "Some of us are Jewish, and those people have had no cakewalk.

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18. The Colbert Report was a daily show spin-off that parodied the conventions of television news broadcasting particularly political talk shows like 'The O'Reilly Factor', 'Hannity' and 'Glenn Beck'.

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19. The Colbert Report won three Emmys as a writer of The Daily Show in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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20. The Colbert Report appeared in many recurring segments for the show including, 'Even Stephen' with Steve Carell.

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21. The Colbert Report developed a correspondent character for his pieces on the show.

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22. The Colbert Report has appeared in many movies since the beginning of his career in 1993 till present.

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23. In an interview in 2004, The Colbert Report described himself as a democrat.

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24. The Colbert Report has penned a book named 'I am America which was listed at the number one position on The New York Times Best Seller List in 2007.

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25. The Colbert Report has got nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and two Grammy Awards in his successful career.

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26. The Colbert Report wanted to become a dramatic actor initially but while attending the Northwestern University, he became interested in improvisational theater.

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27. The Colbert Report took over the show on the 8 September 2015 when David Letterman retired.

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28. The Colbert Report will pepper commentaries with phrases like, "Look, I don't have time to read books", or, "President Bush isn't a head thinker, he's a gut thinker.

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29. The Colbert Report took the Myers Briggs personality test during a segment of his The Late Show which resulted in him being an INFP.

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30. The Colbert Report is a practicing Roman Catholic and a Sunday school teacher and an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church Monastery.

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31. The Colbert Report was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and 2012.

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32. The Colbert Report found the transition difficult and did not easily make new friends in his new neighborhood.

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33. The Colbert Report has written three books with the writers of his show.

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34. The Colbert Report acts as if he is very conservative, as a parody.

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35. The Colbert Report teamed up with The Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource to fund 1,000 projects listed by over 800 teachers at 375 schools, the Greenville News reported at the time.

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36. The Colbert Report has never forgotten about his beloved South Carolina, the state where he grew up.

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37. The Colbert Report caught wind of this and decided to launch a contest on the Omaze platform.

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38. The Colbert Report is the lowest-paid of the three 11:45 pm hosts.

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39. In 2005, he began hosting The Colbert Report, playing an egomaniac right-leaning pundit who was named Stephen Colbert.

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40. The Colbert Report is a proud native of South Carolina but you wouldn't know it by his accent.

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41. The Late Show with Stephen The Colbert Report premiered in September 2015, and it initially struggled in the ratings.

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42. The Colbert Report used the donations received by his Super PAC to purchase mock television advertisements during the 2012 presidential campaign.

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43. The Colbert Report was notable for other moments when his character entered into "real world" events.

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44. The Colbert Report worked on several other television projects before joining in 1997 Comedy Central's The Daily Show, which was hosted by Jon Stewart.

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45. The Colbert Report wrote a bit for he and the group's manager to do where he'd ask how he knew it was really Daft Punk under the helmets if they wouldn't perform.

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46. The Colbert Report "is really interested in high status people and low status people, and the dynamics between them", writer Rob Dubbin explained, so one thing that doesn't work is when the "victim" is the punchline.

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47. The Colbert Report said he has to hear or say the writers' pitches out loud because, "What's funny on paper isn't always funny in your mouth".

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48. The Colbert Report asked his supporters to vote for the dropped-out candidate Herman Cain instead.

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49. The Colbert Report has been married to his wife, Evelyn, since 1993.

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50. In 1997, The Colbert Report began appearing in episodes of The Daily Show.

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51. The Colbert Report took the Myres Briggs personality test during a segment of his The Late Show which resulted in him being an INFP.

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52. The Colbert Report was the lead singer, and their go-to song was "Brown Sugar.

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53. The Colbert Report actually predates Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, serving as a correspondent on the show with original host Craig Kilborn.

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54. The Colbert Report was a fan of comedy as a kid, and had a large collection of comedy albums, with his favorite ones coming from comedians Bill Cosby, George Carlin and Dean Martin.

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55. The Colbert Report took method acting to a whole new level when he purposely fell asleep on stage during a sketch at Second City.

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56. The Colbert Report used to teach Sunday school at the church he attends in New Jersey.

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57. The Colbert Report is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church.

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58. The Colbert Report helped the US Speed Skating team raise enough money to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympics after a key sponsor dropped out.

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59. In 2007, The Colbert Report added New York Time's Best Selling author to his long list of accomplishments, after the release of his book I Am America reached number one on the list.

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60. The Colbert Report was worried as a kid that people would think he was stupid because of his Southern accent, which was something he noticed was associated with Southern characters on TV shows.

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61. The Colbert Reportis reportedly fluid in the tongue, which must come in handy almost never.

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62. The Colbert Report can speak more than one language if you count the fictional language of Quenya—spoken by elves in Lord of the Rings—as one of them.

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63. The Colbert Report auditioned to be a cast member on Saturday Night Livej but ultimately didn't make the cut.

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64. The Colbert Report believes that kids don't understand sarcasm and was worried that his kids wouldn't understand he was playing a character on TV.

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65. The Colbert Report describes his parenting style as "Go watch the TV", something he picked up from his mom, who had 11 kids to deal with, so her time was sparse.

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66. In 2006, The Colbert Report delivered what stills stands today as the most controversial and divisive White House Correspondents Dinner speech ever.

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67. The Colbert Report actually started off as an employee with Second City and not a performer, as his top priority at the time was money and a job.

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68. The Colbert Report got his start in comedy at the famous Second City improv theatre in Chicago, Illinois, where he would hone his skills on the stage and on the road, meeting several friends and future collaborators.

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69. The Late Show with Stephen The Colbert Report was playing on her iPad as she drifted off for another night.

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70. The Late Show with Stephen The Colbert Report was playing on her iPad as she drifted off for another night.

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71. The Colbert Report turns out another fantastic trade Big Ben has the last laugh when he leaves with the game ball.

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72. In 2016, Stephen The Colbert Report asked Pratt on "The Late Show" if he ever missed his chubbier physique.

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73. The Colbert Report has completed 93 of 178 passes for 1,343 yards and 12 scores.

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74. The Colbert Report noted the Steelers  informed Bell of their intent to place the transition tag on him in 2019.

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75. The Colbert Report pointed out that the CIA is preparing a report that is expected to connect the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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76. The Colbert Report was unable to solicit his own name as a write-in because of state-laws.

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77. The Colbert Report explains in a couple ways that God, to him, is something mystical.

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78. The Best of The Colbert Report, released in 2007, contains several of the show's most memorable early moments.

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79. Outside the United States, The Colbert Report was shown in Canada on the cable service The Comedy Network, simultaneously with its original US broadcast.

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80. That year, The Colbert Report attracted $52.1 million in advertising for an audience whose median age was 39.4, about a year younger than The Daily Show.

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81. In 2010, while in character, The Colbert Report appeared before judiciary subcommittee hearing on the issue of farm workers and immigration.

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82. On the first of the four episodes, The Colbert Report had his head shaved on stage by General Ray Odierno who was jokingly "ordered" to do so by President Barack Obama, who appeared on the episode via a pre-recorded segment from the White House.

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83. In 2009, The Colbert Report filmed a series of four episodes for the troops in Baghdad, Iraq.

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84. In 2008, The Colbert Report made a series of jokes directed at various towns in the United States named "Canton", with many attracting negative responses from each respective area's local government and residents.

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85. In June 2007, The Colbert Report broke his left wrist while performing his warm-up for the show.

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86. The Colbert Report disagreed that the show's emphasis on politics represented a liberal bias, noting that he himself was uninterested in modern politics.

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87. As the show progressed, The Colbert Report gradually began to tone down the character, allowing guests in interviews to "get his or her own message across.

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88. On the interview segment of the show, The Colbert Report frequently attempts to nail his guest by using various rhetorical devices and fallacies to prove them wrong.

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89. The Colbert Report often calls to "Jimmy", a reference to program director Jim Hoskinson, to roll video clips.

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90. The Colbert Report phoned guitarist Rick Nielsen during development of the show to discuss the theme, noting that he loved the band's song "I Want You to Want Me"; the show's theme music is largely that song's melody backwards.

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91. The Colbert Report anchored many sketches in his persona, including "Even Stepvhen", in which he debated current issues with fellow correspondent Steve Carell, often devolving into petty name-calling and insults.

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92. The Colbert Report became a fixture on The Daily Show, occasionally hosting in Stewart's absence.

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93. The Colbert Report recalled that Stewart specifically asked him to have a political viewpoint, and to allow his passion for issues to carry through into his comedy.

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94. The Colbert Report is a spin-off of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, where Colbert acted as a correspondent for the program for several years while developing the character.

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