Stephen Colbert is a writer, television host, comedian and actor. Stephen is known for The Colbert Report that runs from 2005 to 2014. Colbert studied to be an actor when attending Northwestern University. He performed on the Dana Carvey Show before appearing on the Television series Strangers with Candy. The Daily Show comedy central series brought Colbert all the recognition he needs. The Comedy Central’s becomes one of the highest rated series, which gave him the invitation to perform as one of the entertainers at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner held in 2006. Colbert was given birth to on the 11 of May 1964 in Washington, D.C, in a Catholic home to James William Colbert Jr., the Dean of Yale University and Lorna Elizabeth Colbert, a homemaker. Colbert is the youngest of about eleven siblings. He claimed during one of the interviews that his parents are devout that place a lot of value on intellectualism. Most of the Colbert ancestors migrated from Ireland to North America in the 19th century during the time of great value. Colbert father died in a plane crash when he was just ten year of age. Colbert went to Charleston’s Episcopal Porter-Gaud School, where he participated in the various school plays and the school newspaper. He said he wanted to study Marine Biology, but his perforated eardrum didn’t allow him to pursue this career. He applied to Hampden–Sydney College to study Philosophy. Colbert later transferred to Northwestern University in 1984 for Theater major, for his interest in the school play and performing and graduated in 1986. Colbert has about two Grammy Awards and nine Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Peabody Awards to his name. Colbert is one of the Top 100 most influential people in the World in 2006 and 2012. I Am America (And So Can You!), was a book from Colbert that is on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2007. Colbert said he is a Democrat in an interview with him in 2004. Colbert attends Roman Catholic and even teaches Sunday schools. Colbert married Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert since 1993. They both have three kids together.
Colbert was raised in a Catholic background and still practice that till today. He was the youngest of eleven kids in the family and said the family encourages singing if they are around. After watching the Colbert Report you may still be thinking whether the man is religious, but he said he always practices Christianity like before and he takes Sunday school in the church. Colbert said though he is a Christian, he believes everyone is entitled to his religion, be it Buddhism or Jew. He said he thinks there are many ways we can communicate with our God.
Colbert seems to be more interested in cracking jokes about politics and politician. He said he is a Democrat, but that does not mean people should vote for Democrat or Republican. He said people should vote for a capable hand. He announced in Colbert Report his interest to run for President in the year 2007. He put off the plan to run as a Republican candidate due to $35,000 fee for the primary.