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Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Comedian Stephen Colbert, an author with Hachette, spent a segment on his show Wednesday night discussing the controversy surrounding Amazon and the publisher.
Ananth Baliga
Neil Patrick Harris says he turned down 'Late Show' offer

Neil Patrick Harris says he turned down 'Late Show' offer

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --Entertainer Neil Patrick Harris says he turned down offers from CBS to host "The Late Show" and "The Late Late Show."
Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

Larry Wilmore to replace Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) --Larry Wilmore is set to replace Stephen Colbert, who's set to replace David Letterman.
Danielle Haynes
Jimmy Kimmel gets 2-year contract extension from ABC

Jimmy Kimmel gets 2-year contract extension from ABC

LOS ANGELES, May 7 (UPI) -- Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has extended his contract with ABC, agreeing to keep his "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" program on the network until 2017.
Karen Butler
Craig Ferguson leaving CBS' 'Late Late Show'

Craig Ferguson leaving CBS' 'Late Late Show'

NEW YORK, April 28 (UPI) -- Craig Ferguson, who has hosted CBS' "The Late Late Show" for nearly a decade, announced his planned exit during a show taping on Monday.
Kate Stanton
Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on his future show

Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on his future show

NEW YORK, April 23 (UPI) -- Stephen Colbert visited David Letterman on the "Late Show" for the first time since the announcement that Colbert would be his successor as host.
Aileen Graef
Stephen Colbert to visit Letterman's 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert to visit Letterman's 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- David Letterman's successor will appear on the show as a guest next Tuesday.
Kate Stanton
Rush Limbaugh says CBS has declared 'war on America' with Stephen Colbert

Rush Limbaugh says CBS has declared 'war on America' with Stephen Colbert

NEW YORK, April 11 (UPI) -- Rush Limbaugh is really, really unhappy that CBS has chosen Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on the "Late Show."
Annie Martin
'The Colbert Report' announces end date as Stephen Colbert moves to 'Late Show'

'The Colbert Report' announces end date as Stephen Colbert moves to 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- "The Colbert Report" and Stephen Colbert's conservative character are coming to an end.
Veronica Linares
Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman, CBS announces

Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman, CBS announces

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- CBS television network announced Thursday that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the host of "Late Show."
Veronica Linares
Jon Stewart says he supports Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

Jon Stewart says he supports Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Jon Stewart says he thinks Stephen Colbert is the best replacement for David Letterman.
Annie Martin
Sources say Stephen Colbert is CBS's top choice to replace David Letterman

Sources say Stephen Colbert is CBS's top choice to replace David Letterman

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Sources say Stephen Colbert is CBS network's top choice to replace David Letterman.
Annie Martin
Stephen Colbert says 'I'm still here' after Asian joke controversy

Stephen Colbert says 'I'm still here' after Asian joke controversy

April 1 (UPI) -- Stephen Colbert let fans know Monday night that he is still around after the #CancelColbert campaign that followed an Asian joke controversy on Twitter.
Annie Martin
Fans decry Stephen Colbert Asian joke as racist

Fans decry Stephen Colbert Asian joke as racist

March 28 (UPI) -- Steven Colbert tweets "#CancelColbert" in solidarity with fans over his own "racist" Asian joke taken out of context.
Annie Martin
'Modern Family' star Ty Burrell plays dog scientist in 'Peabody'

'Modern Family' star Ty Burrell plays dog scientist in 'Peabody'

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" star Ty Burrell says one of the most fun and exciting moments of his career was seeing his animated Hollywood film "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" after it was complete.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
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Comedian Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" performs, in a custom-camo Brooks Brothers suit, for U.S. military personnel at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, Iraq on June 7, 2009. Colbert is participating in a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Persian Gulf region June 5-11, 2009. (UPI Photo/Steve Manuel/USO)
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Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( /koʊlˈbɛər/ or /ˈkoʊlbərt/; born May 13, 1964) is an American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor. He is the host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, a satirical news show in which Colbert portrays a caricatured version of conservative political pundits.

Colbert originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre when he met famed Second City director Del Close while attending Northwestern University. He first performed professionally as an understudy for Steve Carell at Second City Chicago; among his troupe mates were comedians Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris, with whom he developed the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Exit 57.

Colbert also wrote and performed on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show before collaborating with Sedaris and Dinello again on the cult television series Strangers with Candy. He gained considerable attention for his role on the latter as closeted gay history teacher Chuck Noblet. It was his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's news-parody series The Daily Show, however, that first introduced him to a wide audience.

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