Stephen Colbert (character)

Stephen Colbert (Character)

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The Reverend / Sir / Dr. / Stephen T.<!-- Do NOT add "Qxyzzy" as a middle name; this was a 1-shot joke and is not notable. Not necessarily "Tiberius" - see "Fictional biography". --> Colbert, D.F.A., is the persona of political satirist Stephen Colbert, as portrayed on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report.

Described as a "well-intentioned, poorly informed high-status idiot", the character is a self-obsessed right-wing commentator. He incorporates aspects of the real Colbert's life and interests and is modelled primarily as a parody of cable news pundits, particularly Bill O'Reilly.

Colbert first appeared as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news parody series The Daily Show in 1997 and remained a regular contributor until 2005, when he left to host The Colbert Report, a spin-off show satirizing personality-driven political pundit programs. He has also been featured in a number of other public performances, most notably at the 2006 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, and as the author of the 2007 book I Am America .

Development and inspirations

The Dana Carvey Show



Colbert's earliest mainstream exposure came in the primetime sketch comedy program The Dana Carvey Show. While only lasting seven episodes in early 1996, it provided Colbert with roles that would help forge his future onscreen persona. This was largely due to its format of...
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