Move over late night television and make room for Stephen Colbert. Midnight TV watchers have a lot to look forward to with this fellow. He’s liable to say anything, and who knows how far off the deep he’ll go with guests. One things for sure; with Stephen Colbert, the Late Show is bound to be a hit.
Born in 1964, the comedian is the youngest of 11 siblings. He began his career in 1988 with the Second City Comedy Tour, and went on to write and appear on “The Dana Carvey Show” in 1996. He got his big break in 1997 when he began writing for “Good Morning America.” After that came a series of hits and opportunities for the budding comedian and writer, including the highly rated Comedy Central show “The Colbert Report.”
“The Colbert Report” set the stage for Stephen to become known as one of the funniest, ultra-conservative TV hosts in the industry, where he ultimately coined the term “truthiness.” His well known commentaries landed him a speaking job at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, as well as an Emmy nomination.
Other accomplishments include a children’s book, a Christmas comedy album, and a brief cameo in “The Hobbit.” He’s set to replace David Letterman as the host of “The Late Show” on September 8th.
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