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Stephen Colbert Facts

American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor

  • Colbert is born on May 13, 1964 and is named as Stephen Tyrone Colbert.
  • He is popular for the character he portrays on The Colbert Report.
  • He originally studied to be an actor, but became interested in improvisational theatre.
  • The Colbert Report done by him is actually a spinoff from the series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
  • Colbert Report is a parody of personality-driven political opinion show.
  • Colbert three Emmy Award nominations for his comedy character.
  • He was named one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2006.
  • In May 2011, he filed a request with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) asking for a media exemption for coverage of his political action committee, ColbertPAC, on The Colbert Report.
  • In June 2011, during a public meeting, the FEC voted 5-1 to grant The Colbert Report a limited media exemption.
  • Colbert is a producer of The 1 Second Film, the world's largest nonprofit collaborative art film.
  • His Super PAC as raised $1.02 million, according to filing with FEC in January 2012.
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