Stephen Colbert
Jeffrey R. Staub/CBS
United States
2018

Spartina Productions, Inc.

Stephen
Colbert

Host

The successor to David Letterman, Colbert has seen his viewership as host of CBS’ “The Late Show” surge ever since the 2016 election. While pointedly poking fun at President Donald Trump is commonplace nowadays, Colbert was the first mainstream late-night star to go headlong into it. He was fearless again at the delicate task of taking on boss Leslie Moonves when the CBS kingpin was forced into the #MeToo era this year. Colbert rose to fame on Comedy Central, hiding behind his fictional bombastic, right-leaning talk-show anchor on “The Colbert Report,” but on “Late Show” he reveals his true self more every day. He sounds his alarm with biting monologues and political comedy — and hones the expectations of late night while doing so.

Career

  • STRANGERS WITH CANDY
  • THE COLBERT REPORT
  • THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

Education

  • Northwestern University (IL, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • New Power of New York
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Stephen Colbert on Leslie Moonves' 'Ronan Farrow Double-Dip'

Stephen Colbert on Leslie Moonves' 'Ronan Farrow Double-Dip'

Stephen Colbert wasted no time Monday getting to Leslie Moonves' ouster as CBS Corp. CEO.Before the opening title sequence for Colbert's "The Late Show" began Monday night, a graphic appeared promoting CBS reality show "Undercover Boss." Colbert announced in voiceover, "Tonight's episode of 'Undercover Boss' featuring Leslie Moonves will not be seen. It was accidentally sealed in a stainless steel container and fired into the heart of the sun. We regret the error."Colbert then took the stage and kicked off...

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