Stephen Colbert’s Life Was Far More Interesting Than You Imagined

With Stephen Colbert’s successful transformation from satirical news pundit on The Colbert Report to not-satirical-late-night-talk-show host of The Late Show, he’s without a doubt a household name.

He is so well-know by his caricature character on The Colbert Report that it’s easy to gloss over the rest of the his prodigious career and fascinating life. A life that unfortunately started with an incredibly tragic childhood…

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Born Stephen Tyrone Colbert (pronounced cole-BURT) to a southern, Catholic family on May 13, 1964, Colbert was raised, along with his 10 older siblings, in South Carolina. Colbert started preparing for his future in broadcasting from a young age: making a conscious effort not to develop a southern accent, instead modelling his speech on television figures—such as news anchors.

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