Witty political satirist whose popular show, The Colbert Report, aired on Comedy Central. In 2014, it was announced that he was to succeed David Letterman as the host of The Late Show.
He worked with Jon Stewart, and like Jon Stewart he became a political satirist.
He was once an understudy for Steve Carell as a comedian.
In his early years at Northwestern, he was disinterested in comedy and chose to focus on drama.
He married Evelyn McGee in 1993 and he and Evelyn have two sons named Peter and John and a daughter named Madeline.