Stephen Colbert: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Stephen Colbert: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

Catherine M. Andronik

Language: English

Pages: 151

ISBN: 0313386285

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This book explores how comedian Stephen Colbert's satiric views of American life have captured the imagination of viewers around the world―and sharpened these individuals' own critical interpretations and opinions on current events.

• Photographs depicting Stephen Colbert liven the text

• A bibliography supplies additional resources, such as websites and magazine and journal articles

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didn't want to do [it] because I hated Good Morning America, and I figured it was going to be the same type [of] thing.”3 He was not sure becoming a fake news correspondent for a second time was the right move for his career, but he was persuaded to join The Daily Show's team for a do-over. Stewart was, and is, The Daily Show's reigning host in fact, it is now officially known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But he has always surrounded himself with correspondents and specialists who play

Green wrote, “According to one presidential advisor, the South Carolina Republican electorate is monolithically white, much more male than female, and younger' than the Democratic electorate all good news for Colbert. As a rule of thumb, younger voters tend to be more liberal than older voters.” Colbert's home state, however, proves to be an atypical case: “In South Carolina, younger voters are more conservative than their counterparts elsewhere. Factor in Reaganiness,' and things could get

predicted, “If he keeps gaining over 10% a week, Colbert should be leading the field before November is out.”11 Unlike any comedian candidate before him, Colbert, along with Obama and McCain, was invited for an interview on the venerable news program Meet the Press. On October 21, 2007, Colbert was clearly in character as he chatted with host Tim Russert, but neither man was ready to acknowledge that the interview was a sham. When Russert asked what had prompted Colbert to toss his hat into the

with the ads, where we would place them, because we don't have the PAC yet. You're right in surmising that. That's why I hope to get the PAC, so we can find out.”13 He was putting himself out there as an Everyman, learning about a piece of the political process unfamiliar to most Americans, then presenting them with his discoveries, successes, failures, and mistakes, on national television. The FEC discussed and voted. And it was unanimous: Colbert could indeed have a SuperPac. The involvement

it because…you look like a mini-priest when you've got the cassock on,” he recalls. Instead, as an altar boy he wore a sort of monk's robe, complete with rope belt.6 His early upbringing also set the stage for the way Colbert now questions truth and authority. “I grew up in a family that valued intelligence,” he says.7 For some fiercely religious people, doubts are a sign that you don't truly believe. For the Colberts, doubting and inquiry were encouraged. Dr. Colbert raised his children to

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