Stephen Colbert is a famous TV Show host, actor and writer. Find out more about the ‘The Colbert Report’ host, net worth and some interesting facts.
Who is Stephen Colbert? The celebrity in a nutshell
Stephen Tyrone Colbert was born in 1964. He is a renowned American comedian, television host, actor and writer. Colbert is best known for hosting the satirical program ‘The Colbert Report’ on Comedy Central from 2005 to 2014. His other talk program ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ aired on CBS from September 2015 is also very popular. Colbert wanted to become a dramatic actor initially but while attending the Northwestern University, he became interested in improvisational theater. He wrote and performed in The Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello for the cult television series, ‘Strangers with Candy’. ‘The Dana Carvey Show’ was aired in 1996 and was much ahead of its time then as it featured controversial material. Stephen Colbert gained attention for his role in ‘Strangers with Candy’ as the gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. Colbert next worked on ‘The Daily Show’ on Comedy Central. His work as a correspondent on the news-parody series gained him critical acclaim. His quit the show in 2005 to host ‘The Colbert Report’. Much similar to ‘The Daily Show’, ‘The Colbert Report’ was a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows. One such show was the ‘O’Reilly Factor’ which had the caricatured version of conservative political pundits. The series became one of the host highest-rated series in Comedy Central through which he got the invitation to perform as featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2006. He was later hired in 2015 to succeed David Letterman as the host of the show, ‘The Late Show’ on CBS. Stephen Colbert also hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017. Colbert has got nine Primetime Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and two Grammy Awards in his successful career. He was ranked as one the Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2006 and 2012. Stephen Colbert appeared in an alien movie ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ also. The movie ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ was released in 2009. Colbert has penned a book named ‘I am America (And So Can You!) which was listed at the number one position on The New York Times Best Seller List in 2007. In an interview in 2004, Colbert described himself as a democrat. He has been married to Evelyn McGee-Colbert ‘Evie’ since 1993. The couple have three children, Madeleine born in 1995, Peter born in 1998 and John born in 2002. Colbert has appeared in many movies since the beginning of his career in 1993 till present. The most well-known ones are ‘Shock Asylum’ in 1997, ‘Nobody knows Anything’ in 2003, ‘The Great New Wonderful’ and ‘Bewitched’ in 2005, ‘Strangers with Candy’ in 2006, ‘The Love Guru’ in 2008, ‘Mrs. Peabody and Sherman’ in 2014 and ‘Too funny to fail’ in 2017.
The net worth of Stephen Colbert is approximately $50 million. He has earned this impressive net worth with his successful television career.
Stephen Colbert has done a variety of TV Shows: * Strangers with Candy Colbert paired up with Sedaris and Dinello to develop a new comedy series for Comedy Central called ‘Strangers with Candy’. The series was a parody of after-school specials like the life of Jerri Blank, who returns to finish his school after 32 years of life on the street. Thirty episodes of the series were made which were aired on Comedy Central from 1999 to 2000. The cult show had a small but dedicated audience. * The Daily Show Cobert joined the cast of ‘The Daily Show’ in 1997 in the show’s second season. Colbert developed a correspondent character for his pieces on the show. Colbert appeared in many recurring segments for the show including, ‘Even Stephen’ with Steve Carell. Colbert commonly hosted the segment ‘This Week in God’ which was a report on topics in the news pertaining to religion. Colbert won three Emmys as a writer of The Daily Show in 2004, 2005, and 2006. * The Colbert Report Colbert prepares to interview Michelle Obama in this television series. The set of the show satirized cable-personality political talk shows. Colbert hosted this show from 2005 to 2014. The Colbert Report was a daily show spin-off that parodied the conventions of television news broadcasting particularly political talk shows like ‘The O’Reilly Factor’, ‘Hannity’ and ‘Glenn Beck’. Colbert’s personal life was reflected in his character on the Colbert Report. * The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Colbert was hired as a host of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ as a successor to David Letterman in 2014. The show has a much more political focus than David Letterman’s Late Show. During his tenure as the host of The Late Show, Colbert hosted the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2017.
The actor and television host has an uncanny way of presenting satire and comedy. His monologues and comedy acts are often considered as ironical and dark. But he has made a good life for himself and his family with his talent. He continues to entertain his dedicated audiences today with his talk shows and other performances.