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Stephen Colbert, formerly a "correspondent" for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, is the host of a half hour show on Comedy Central called The Colbert Report. His show directly follows Jon's (and often used to overlap it slightly), rounding out Comedy Central's late night "fake news hour."
In the character Colbert's name, the "t" is silent, and the name of his show is pronounced the same way — as in, The Colbear Repore. This is somehow partly due to his deathly fear of bears — in spite of his very large testicles. The real Colbert pronounces his name with the T; the distinction in the character's pronunciation is intended to create a distinction between the real and fictional Colberti.
Mr. Colbert has also appeared in the television and film versions of Strangers With Candy, in addition to many voiceover credits (notably in Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law).
The Colbert Report has successfully auctioned several items that have featured prominently in the show, including a portrait of Colbert which sold at auction for over $50,000, the proceeds of which went to Save the Children, and, most recently, the (political celebrity-autographed) cast he wore on his wrist for several weeks. The cast sold for $17,200, and the proceeds were donated to The Yellow Ribbon Fund.
Colbert is also very active in promoting the educational site DonorsChoose, where individuals donate materials needed for teaching to individual classes, be it basics or AV gear. One of his projects was inspiring his "nation" to donate to classes whose students are children of military personnel currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 Dedicated to
Mr. Colbert often mobilizes his "Colbert Nation" to name things after him. So far, he has gotten his own Ben & Jerry's flavor, "Americone Dream"; a minor league hockey mascot; an exercise machine on the International Space Station; an airplane; a spider; an eagle; a falcon; and an elephant seal named after him.
 2006 White House Correspondents' Dinner
In one of the finest moments of the Bush Administration, Colbert stood mere feet from the dark lord and tore apart his record and beliefs, as well as referring to his declining approval ratings multiple times, making frequent eye contact with the visibly angered president.
Upon hearing of Conservapedia's Conservative Bible Project, Colbert exhorted his audience on October 7, 2009 to crash the wiki and write him into the Bible as God. They did so; Conservapedia's server collapsed under the extra load of page views and decidedly infantile (if moderately amusing) wandal attacks.
 Presidential ambitions
Stephen tried to run for president of the United States in 2008. He has indicated that he would run in both the Republican and Democratic primaries in his home state of South Carolina. The project ran aground (intentionally) due to his blatant attempts to con a snack food manufacturer into sponsoring his campaign.
He was then angling for a spot as Mike Huckabee's running mate, but that plan also crapped out, when Huckabee dropped out of the race.
He mentioned a possible run in 2012, with the help of Doritos but nothing was confirmed. Sadly Colbert probably left things too late but technically could have still run in states which allow write in candidates.
 Super PAC
The Super PAC is renowned world-wide for taking an otherwise garbage candidate, Rick Parry, and lifting him to an historic
victory!!!1! second place (!!...!) in the Ames Straw Poll.[citation NOT needed]
Stephen's "den" (part of The Colbert Report set) is graced with, among other things, a portrait of himself that is periodically updated, by being repainted with himself standing in front of it. One that has a "meta-depth" of two, and has been retired from his den, has been graced with a place of great honor in the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Previous portraits have also been auctioned off.
- I Am America (And So Can You!), 2007
- I Am a Pole (And So Can You!), 2012
- America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, 2012
- ↑ Save the Children
- ↑ $5 of the $7.50 purchase price goes to The Yellow Ribbon Fund: Comedy Central Shop: Stephen Colbert's Wriststrong bracelet
- ↑ Sports Illustrated: The Year in Sports Media
- ↑ Things named after Stephen Colbert
- ↑ Oshawa Pays Its Debt to TV Host Stephen Colbert
- ↑ 
- ↑ Viewable here
- ↑ NPR Interview (Transcript): "You know, even in - even four years ago when I was running in 2008 in South Carolina and really sincerely like tried to get on the ballot, if I was doing well, I had a plan of how to drop out, which was that I was going to have a scandal."
- ↑ CBS News: Stephen Colbert isn't really running for president
- ↑ ColbertPAC
- ↑ Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Satire Lands Him a Peabody, Time
- ↑ Smithsonian: Portrait of Stephen Colbert
- ↑ Modern "bleep" techniques permit ready interpretation of what is not heard, much to the FCC and some other prudes' dismay. Interview found here