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Stephen Colbert
Name : Stephen Colbert
Gender : Male
Date of Birth : 1964-05-13
Place of Birth : Washington, D.C.
Country Of Nationality : United States
TNN Categories : Celebrity,Comedian,Talk Show Hosts,TV Personalities
Brief Bio : Stephen Tyrone Colbert (IPA: ) (born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, satirist, actor, and writer known for his ironic style, particularly in his portrayal of uninformed opinion leader and deadpan... - More...
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Stephen Colbert’s DNA heads toward final frontier
Christian Science Monitor - Boston,MA,USA - Stephen Colbert will soon be doom-proof. As of October, no plague, nor global-warming disaster, nor Earth-ending asteroid can wipe away the comedian’s existence. His DNA will journey to the International Space Station next month as part of a human-race insurance program/video-game marketing scheme.

Richard Garriott, the man behind the influential Ultima game series, will deliver an “Immortality Drive” to the station with images of humanity’s greatest accomplishments – as voted on by the public – and the digitized genes of celebrities and some run-of-the-mill gamers.

“I am thrilled to have my DNA shot into space, as this brings me one step closer
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Celebrities : Stephen Colbert
Categories : Actor, Comedian, Television Personality News, Celebrity Marketing News, Celebrity News
Posted 9/8/2008 12:09:34 AM | Permalink
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Award for funniest person: Tina Fey
MSNBC - USA - Tina Fey is, at this moment, our funniest person. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are more topical and more reliable political satirists, Steve Carell incorporates more poignancy, and if you’re one of the many internet sensations whose lip-synching routine, uproarious wedding dance, or movie send-up has earned you instant fame, more power to you.

But on an ongoing basis, our funniest person — bringing the greatest hilarity to the greatest number — is Tina Fey. Her first big movie as a lead, “Baby Mama,” opens on Friday, and a nation full of theater-goers in need of a laugh crosses its fingers.

Why
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Celebrities : Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 4/21/2008 06:04:35 AM | Permalink
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Editorial: Jon Stewart's Dilemma
Dallas Morning News - Dallas, TX, USA - It's hard to figure out who's more wickedly funny: Stephen Colbert or Jon Stewart. Both late-night TV smarties can split your sides, whether it's mock conservative Colbert, with his smack-down of liberals, or genuinely liberal Stewart, with his smiling skewering of conservatives.

Their Comedy Central shows remain so hot they're regular stops for politicians trying to sell themselves to voters. Just last week, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama risked Mr. Colbert's lampooning in order to make their pitches before the Pennsylvania primary.

Both hosts have perfected what The New York Times calls a "wry, anti-political style." But while we laugh along with
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Celebrities : Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Actor News, Comedy, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 4/20/2008 09:04:41 AM | Permalink
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Stephen Colbert: Chris Matthews' 'Thrill' Up His Leg Is 'The Hardball'
NewsBusters - USA - Appearing on the March 12 edition of "The Colbert Report," Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz discussed the media’s fawning coverage of Barack Obama, noting Chris Matthews famous "thrill going up my leg" comment when hearing Senator Obama. Kurtz comically stated "we don’t know how high that thrill went." Host Stephen Colbert replied "that thrill is what you call ‘the hardball.’

Kurtz noted the mainstream media’s excitement over Obama and felt they got a little bit tougher when "Saturday Night Live" parodied the pro-Obama bias. When Colbert noted the press probably loved to talk about the potential bias because they got
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Celebrities : Howard Kurtz, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Reality shows, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/13/2008 05:03:55 PM | Permalink
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Media Critic Kurtz Says Networks Relevant; Journalists 'Put Our Feelings Aside'
NewsBusters - USA - Who's watching the watchers? Well, the Media Research Center, and Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz says he's "sort of like the internal affairs cop." But just how tough is he? You can be the judge reading his column.

"We try to hold them accountable, exactly what they do to politicians - why did you do that? Why did you make that mistake? Why did you jump the gun?" said Kurtz, who's also the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," in a March 12 appearance on "The Colbert Report." Kurtz was on to plug his new book, "Reality Show," about television news.

Host
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Celebrities : Howard Kurtz, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Reality shows, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/13/2008 05:03:04 PM | Permalink
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Colbert gets to know 'the Fightin' Stoners'
Raw Story - Cambridge, MA, USA - Stephen Colbert apologized to his audience this week for having focused too closely on members of Congress in his "Better Know a District" series of interviews.

"I thought our laws were written by lawmakers," Colbert stated. "But like the best literature, they are often crafted by ghostwriters. These uncredited law writers are called 'lobbyists' and it is estimated there are 35,000 of them working in Washington, DC."

He then introduced "the second installment in my 35,000-part series, 'Better Know a Lobby.' Tonight, the drug lobby -- the Fightin' Stoners!"

The subject of Colbert's interview was Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance, a
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Celebrities : Stephen Colbert
Categories : Entertainment news, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/13/2008 12:03:38 AM | Permalink
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Stephen Colbert interview airs today on Sirius’ ‘Pete’s Big Mouth’
Punchline Magazine - Hackensack, NJ, USA - Stephen Colbert will appear today at 4 p.m. EST on comedian Pete Dominick’s new Sirius chat show, Pete’s Big Mouth (2-5 p.m.) on Indie Talk, channel 110.

Here’s some snippets from the taped interview:

Stephen Colbert if he was President and it’s “3:00 am and the [red] phone rings…”

PETE DOMINICK: It’s 3:00 am and the [red] phone rings in Stephen Colbert’s White House. It’s the eighth day of your presidency…because seriously, who starts running the country on day one?
STEPHEN COLBERT: …You’re hung over for the first seven…
PETE DOMINICK: Does President Colbert answer the phone with judgment or experience, and what are you
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Celebrities : Howard Kurtz, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Reality shows, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/13/2008 12:03:04 AM | Permalink
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Stewart tapped to host "Overbooked' benefit
Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park, NJ, USA - After being surrounded by the dramatic heavyweight stars of the Oscars, Jon Stewart will play host again, this time amid a bevy of comedians.

Stewart will host the second biannual "Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education" on April 13 at the Beacon Theater in New York. The show will air live on Comedy Central at 8 p.m.

The night will feature stand-up routines, sketches and short films from a gluttony of comic talent, including Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler.

It's the second such benefit and was
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Celebrities : Sarah Silverman, Jon Stewart, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Conan O'Brien, Adam Sandler, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey
Categories : TV Hosts, Celebrity Causes, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/11/2008 12:03:00 AM | Permalink
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Stephen Colbert, You Were Too Subtle This Time
Beauty and the Breast - Washington, DC, USA - I love irony, and I love Stephen Colbert — he’s the son I never had. But sometimes, irony is too subtle; people don’t catch it and end up taking what they see and hear at face value, maybe even as an endorsement.

I think this is the case with a recent segment on the Colbert Report about myfreeimplants.com. That terrible website allows women to create profiles of themselves and communicate with men willing to “help them with their self-esteem” by “donating” a certain amount of money per communication to her implant fund, and apparently the more sexy pictures a woman uses,
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Categories : Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/7/2008 12:03:03 AM | Permalink
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Fast Forward: MEDIA's Person Of The Year, Stephen Colbert
Mediapost.com - New York, NY, USA - The March issue of MEDIA magazine marks the third year in which we have selected a Person of the Year, and at first glance, Stephen Colbert might seem an odd choice. In truth, we thought long and hard before settling on Colbert. In the past we chose people - iGod Steve Jobs in 2006, and inconvenient-truth teller Al Gore in 2007 - whom we believed had the greatest overall impact on the world of media during the preceding 12 months. This year, we are picking Colbert for what he symbolizes: The pseudo nature of modern media's mash-up, faux culture, and
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Categories : Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 3/4/2008 12:03:33 AM | Permalink
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Share that wealthiness
Fort Worth Star Telegram - Fort Worth, TX, USA - Hillary Clinton is out of money. She recently loaned $5 million to her own campaign just as Barack Obama was setting records by raising $32 million in January. As the two of them race ahead, winning the money game now is more important than ever. But where can she turn? Two words: Stephen Colbert.

In character, Colbert claims that anyone who comes on his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, receives a boost in popularity that immediately vaults the guest to stardom, fame and fortune.

Fans have pointed to several pieces of evidence that the "Colbert bump" is real. Colbert helped former
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Celebrities : Stephen Colbert
Categories : Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/29/2008 12:02:47 AM | Permalink
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Book Review: Colbert's book possesses same flair as the 'Report'
The Heights (subscription) - Boston, MA, USA - Stephen Colbert, famous for his show The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, extends his influence to the book-reading public in his book I Am America (And So Can You!). Even with an unsuccessful - though amusing - run for the presidency, Colbert can still get the attention of the American people in regard to politics. Having been on the New York Times best-seller list for 17 weeks, there is no doubt that Colbert is getting more people interested in politics.

As Colbert is gifted with language, having created his own word ("truthiness") this book is surprisingly quick and easy to read
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Categories : TV Personalities, Comedian News
Posted 2/14/2008 12:02:25 AM | Permalink
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Did Conan, Colbert or Stewart Create Huckabee?
Town Hall - Washington, DC, USA - Did you catch the great showdown this past week? No, not Super Tuesday but the late-night television comedian battle over who discovered and "made" GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

While Republicans and Democrats were slugging it out at the polls, three kingpins of comedy were in chortle combat for the right to be called the creator of the GOP contender and his surge in this election race. Even they are somewhat surprised this 10-year Arkansas governor outlasted candidates such as Giuliani, Thompson and Romney to be among the finalists for the GOP nomination.

The sardonic segments about Huckabee on each of their
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Celebrities : Jon Stewart, Mike Huckabee, Stephen Colbert, Conan O'Brien
Categories : Political Commentators, Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/12/2008 12:02:28 AM | Permalink
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Writers' strike forces late-night hosts to improvise
Beacon Newspaper (subscription) - Miami, FL, USA - Without the safety net of their writing staffs to help them craft their jokes and construct their premises, many late night talk show hosts have been forced to wing it as the writer's strike has entered its fourth month.

From "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" to "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert, the late night hosts have been forced to rely more on their wits and charm than jokes, and the results have ranged from the brilliant (The Colbert-Conan-Jon Stewart 'fued') to the awful (everything Jay Leno has done, which, is actually, not a big change from normal pre-writers' strike Leno.)

By
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Celebrities : Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Talk Show Hosts, Political Commentators, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/11/2008 12:02:22 AM | Permalink
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Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert pitches heterosexuality to HRC's Joe Solomonese
PageOneQ.com - USA - In the second installment of Better Know A Lobbyist: Gay Agenda, which debuted Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert once more summons his inner pundit to further probe Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solomonese on the "fightin' gays."

"Gay people are as diverse as America is generally," says Solomonese. "And, what gay people are fighting for right now is the same thing that all Americans have access to."

When asked when he "chose to be gay," Solomonese in turn asked Colbert when he "chose to be straight."

"Like, November of '82," Colbert responds. "I just want to let you know: I had options."

On 10 USC
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Celebrities : Stephen Colbert
Categories : Talk Show Hosts, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/8/2008 12:02:59 AM | Permalink
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Huckabee to Meet His 'Maker' -- on TV
U.S. News & World Report - Washington, DC, USA - Funny guys Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert have been warring over the airwaves over who first discovered and "made" Mike Huckabee, the once obscure former Arkansas governor, into the popular Republican presidential candidate he is today.

Colbert first claimed to have made Huckabee by giving him an appearance on his TV show. O'Brien argued that he made Huckabee by featuring unintentionally funny clips of Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris on his show. Then Jon Stewart got involved, arguing that he made Conan O'Brien — dusting off an old tape in which he interviewed O'Brien on his short-lived talk show from the mid-1990s.

In
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Celebrities : Mike Huckabee, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert
Categories : TV Personalities, Talk Show Hosts, Comedian News, Political Speaker News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/7/2008 04:02:29 AM | Permalink
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Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert interviews HRC's Joe Solomonese
PageOneQ.com - USA - For his inaugural "Better Know A Lobbyist" segment, Stephen Colbert brought out his faux-condescending inner pundit to interview HRC president Joe Solomonese.

"I thought you worked for homosexual rights," Colbert says, on learning that "HRC" indeed stands for "Human Rights Campaign," as opposed to "Homosexual Rights Campaign."

"Are you saying that only homosexuals are humans and that straight people aren't humans? That's what you're implying with that name."

"No," rebuts Solomonese, "we're implying that gay rights are human rights."

"Well, I'm straight," counters Colbert. "I can make other humans. Doesn't that give me a leg up?"

"I can make other humans too," Solomonese responds.

"But you
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Posted 2/7/2008 12:02:59 AM | Permalink
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Colbert book influencing young voters
SHU Spectrum - Fairfield, CT, USA - After a lull in the heavy traffic of politics, the nation has received a breath of fresh sarcasm as Comedy Central's satirist Stephen Colbert releases his debut book "I Am America (And So Can You!)."

Colbert's book hits on major, edgy political topics and government policies discussed in campaign debates.

The tone of the book holds true to the underlying criticism and humor that carry shows like "The Colbert Report" and Jon Stewart's, "The Daily Show."

The book is broken down into three sections, each one playing off the role of Colbert's childhood, adolescence, and maturity as an American.

Within each chapter, issues such
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Categories : Talk Show Hosts, Political Commentators, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/7/2008 12:02:16 AM | Permalink
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Conan, Colbert and Stewart Unite in Epic Brawl
About - News & Issues - New York, NY, USA - Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, and Jon Stewart resorted to fisticuffs while appearing on each other's shows to settle a mock feud over who made Mike Huckabee.

The fight began a few weeks ago when O'Brien claimed he was responsible for Huckabee's success in the presidential primaries because he made Chuck Norris, who, in turn, made Huckabee. Therefore O'Brien made Huckabee. Colbert, for his part, claimed that Huckabee's success was due to the "Colbert bump" Huckabee received after appearing on his show.

Conan O'Brien vs. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert O'Brien and Colbert sniped back and forth, and later Stewart got into the
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Celebrities : Jon Stewart, Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert
Categories : Talk Show Hosts, Political Commentators, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
Posted 2/6/2008 12:02:42 AM | Permalink
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Stephen Colbert spars with author Hosseini
CTV.ca - Scarborough, ON, Canada - That Stephen Colbert sure is funny, and he sure has some funny ideas about books.

Just ask "The Kite Runner" author Khaled Hosseini.

Hosting a Saturday breakfast at BookExpo America, Colbert tangled good-naturedly with Hosseini, whose novels include "The Kite Runner" and a new best seller, "A Thousand Splendid Suns."

Colbert introduced Hosseini by stating that he had not read "The Kite Runner," a million-selling novel about two Afghani boys and the tragic recent history of their country, and assumed it was a book about a boy who loves kites.

"I loved yo-yos, so I can relate," Colbert said, who then referred to "A
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Celebrities : Stephen Colbert
Categories : Author News
Posted 6/4/2007 09:06:20 AM | Permalink
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