Has stated that not all of his family members say "Colbert" the way he does. Some pronounce the "T" at the end.
Wrote the book Wigfield with "Strangers with Candy" (1999) costars Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello.
As a result of an operation he had when he was young, he can fold his right ear inside out and can pop it out when he squints his eye.
Occasionally replaced Jon Stewart as anchor of "The Daily Show" (1996) while Jon was occupied with other things.
Is a huge Lord of the Rings fan and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the series. Specifically recorded an entire biography of LOTR character Aragorn from memory when Viggo Mortensen appeared on "The Daily Show" (1996). Mortensen kindly sent Colbert a platter full of LOTR characters carved out of chocolate.
His show, "The Colbert Report" (2005), averages 1.2 million viewers.
An alumnus of the Second City and Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. Graduated from Northwestern University in 1986.
Received an honorary doctorate in fine arts by Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, in 2006.
Voiced several characters on Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers" (2002).
The youngest of eleven children.
All of his three children have appeared on "The Daily Show" (1996).
His siblings from oldest to youngest are: Jimmy, Eddie, Mary, Billy, Margo, Tommy, Jay, Lulu, Paul, and Peter. Stephen is the youngest of the eleven.
Has three children: Madeline, Peter, and John.
He was briefly a correspondent on "Good Morning America" (1975).
Truthiness, a word he coined, was declared the Word of the Year 2005 by the American Dialect Society.
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