Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced COL-bear) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He was born on May 13, 1964 in Washington, DC. He is the host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. Colbert uses a special form of comedy called satire to make fun of politicians and the news media.
On The Colbert Report (which he pronounces IPA:[ˌkɔl'beɹ ɹəpɹ] to make the words sound the same), he pretends to be a right-wing talk show host. He likes to ask his guests very embarrassing questions that make it seem that he is a serious far right-wing conservative who is also not very smart. His TV personality centers on the idea that if enough people believe something, it will be true. This is largely based on conservative host Bill O'Reilly. In real life, Colbert is a liberal Democrat.
Many famous American politicians and people in the news media agree to appear on his show because it is very popular. Colbert started as a comedy writer and performer for many other programs, such as The Daily Show and the Strangers with Candy movie, both also on Comedy Central.
He has also voiced Phil Ken Sebben and Reducto in Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.
Colbert has written three books. I Am America (And So Can You!) was No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
He has made a word, 'truthiness'.
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