Satirical newscaster Stephen Colbert provides humorous commentary on the big issues going on in the United States and the rest of the world, with his larger-than-life ego and overly-patriotic spirit along with him every step of the way.
Reviews
Popularity
3,599 ( 55)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



11   10   9   8   7   6   … See all »
2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   … See all »
Top Rated TV #149 | Won 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 17 wins & 88 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Daily Show (TV Series 1996)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Stephen Colbert took over as host, executive producer and writer of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The comedy-variety-talk show is broadcast five nights a week from the Ed Sullivan theater in New York.

Stars: Stephen Colbert, Jonathan Batiste, Stay Human
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Former Daily Show host and correspondent John Oliver brings his persona to this new weekly news satire program.

Stars: John Oliver, David Kaye, Noel MacNeal
Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

Stars: Bill Maher, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Sullivan
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard
Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush
Conan (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Conan O'Brien and his co-host Andy Richter discuss current news topics and interview celebrities and personalities.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band
Late Night with Seth Meyers (TV Series 2014)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Seth Meyers hosts a late-night talk show.

Stars: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, The 8g Band
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998–2006)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Improvisational comedy game show in which four players act out various comic games and sketches.

Stars: Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles
Comedy | Music | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Opening monologues, sketches, celebrity interviews, and musical performances are commonly featured.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jerry Vivino
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (1,340 episodes, 2005-2014)
Edit

Storyline

An offshoot of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report (the Ts in Colbert and in Report are silent) is a parody of shows like "The O'Reilly Factor." Colbert begins the show with teasers about the show's content and then the credits go by, with a giant eagle and the stars and stripes featured predominantly. Colbert will pepper commentaries with phrases like, "Look, I don't have time to read books," or, "President Bush isn't a head thinker, he's a gut thinker." Aspects of talking head programs are exaggerated and Colbert presents a host overwhelmed by his own importance. Guests do not walk on-stage but are seated at a small table to the side. Colbert runs over to them, encouraging the audience to applaud and high five him as he passes. He is then likely to begin an interview by asking a guest something like, "Explain evolution in 20 seconds," or "Isn't everyone who disagrees with the president guilty of treason?" Colbert is also very clear about our number one threat, "Bears." His distrust ... Written by John Vogel {jlvogel@comcast.net}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He's a journalist with gravitas, with dignity, with balls. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | News | Talk-Show

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 October 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

To kafstiko humor tou Colbert  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Despite the Right wing-to-Libertarian-leaning views that the "Stephen Colbert" character often espouses on the show, in his private life, the real Stephen Colbert considers himself a Democrat: "I'm a Democrat. I'm not asking anybody to vote for Democrats or Republicans. I say everyone should vote for both candidates -- except me. Just let me vote for (2004 Democratic presidential nominee John) Kerry. Then we'll be fine." Colbert has also called his "Colbert" character a "well-intentioned, poorly informed, high-status idiot." See more »

Quotes

Stephen Colbert: I'm disappointed that my own Catholic Church has decided that capital punishment is wrong. Which is pretty hypocritical if you think about it, because they wouldn't even have a religion if it wasn't for capital punishment.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tosh.0: Misses Every Layup (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Mumbles
(theme song)
Written and Performed by Cheap Trick
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Best US TV Satire In History
21 October 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Colbert has made the best satirical TV show in US history.

This 22 minute show is three shows. So I'd say Stephen Colbert has made the best three satirical US TV shows. With Jon Stewart's Daily Show in fourth place.

First this is a show that spoofs the stupid US news TV. With a segment The Word which is comedy GOLD.

Second this is a talk show where Stephen walks into a set where the guest is already sitting or standing sometimes in the dark. He runs in front of them and takes all the applause. There is no time for applause for the guest. Stephen is a one of histories greatest interviewers.

Third it is an investigative reporting show which is more honest and insightful than the US "media manipulated" news and makes a genuine connection with the audience.

I wish I could buy stocks in Stephen. Two word review: "Thankyou Colbert!".


94 of 120 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page