Stephen Colbert has run for president, drawn the high-water mark for satire, testified before Congress, and starred on Broadway. On May 13, the host of The Colbert Report - and future host of The Late Show - turns 50. To celebrate, our curated collection gets to the bottom of Colbert's particular political punditry.
Colbert Appears as Himself on 'Letterman'
The heir of late-night comedy appeared as himself - not as his well-known persona - on The Late Show, revealing how he bested his college girlfriend for an internship decades ago on Letterman’s old NBC show. (Here & Now, WBUR, 4/23/2014)
Nerdist Writers Panel: The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report writers Opus Moreschi, Eric Drysdale, Nate Charny, Michael Brumm, Meredith Scardino, and Aaron Cohen join The Nerdist Writer’s Panel to "discuss how the show is put together, writing jokes, and just how good Stephen Colbert really is." (The Nerdist Writers Panel, 11/21/2013)
Is Colbert Saving U.S. Democracy?
Professor Sophia McClennen explains why she credits Colbert with engaging a new generation of voters. (The World Today, ABC, 11/27/2012)