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Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Centrals The Colbert Report, appears with his two Emmys at the 2013 Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2013. / Stephen Colbert shakes hands with David Letterman on The Late Show with David Letterman on a May 4, 2011 episode. - Provided courtesy of Kyle Rover / Startraksphoto.com / Worldwide Pants Inc.
04/10/2014

NATION! Stephen Colbert has been chosen to replace David Letterman as the host of "The Late Show," CBS announced on Thursday, April 10, a week after the latter star announced his future retirement.

Colbert is currently the Emmy-winning host of Comedy Central's satirical political comedy talk show "The Colbert Report," which is popular among the targeted demographic of people ages 18 to 49. The news comes about two weeks after the 49-year-old made headlines over comments he made on-air that were perceived by many as racist. The backlash spurred the Twitter hashtag #CancelColbert. Colbert later reiterated that he is "not a racist" in an episode dedicated to the controversy.

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04/01/2014
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Stephen Colbert appears on the Comedy Central series The Colbert Report on March 31, 2014 to address the CancelColbert controversy. On the episode, he said he is not a racist and made jokes referencing Hitler and Jesus. - Provided courtesy of Comedy Central / Viacom

Stephen Colbert has responded again, this time on TV, to his recent #CancelColbert backlash, saying he is "not a racist" and making jokes referencing Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Jesus.

The 50-year-old Emmy-winning host dedicated an entire episode of his satirical news show to the controversy, spurred by comments he made that many Twitter users said was offensive toward Asian people, on Monday. While taking gulps from a Bud Light Lime beer bottle, he said his remarks, which were made on television last week, were taken out of context on Twitter, where they went viral. His show's account was then deleted -- with the help of Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Check out 7 key moments from Stephen Colbert's TV response to the #CancelColbert backlash.

03/28/2014
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Stephen Colbert, host of The Colbert Report, appears with his two Emmys at the 2013 Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, 2013. Colbert drew controversy on March 27, 2018 over a Twitter comment many deemed racist, which was also made on the show. - Provided courtesy of Kyle Rover / Startraksphoto.com

NATION! Stephen Colbert has responded to the controversy over a joke he had made on the Twitter page of "The Colbert Report" that many have deemed offensive and racist against Asian people.

The tweet, which was posted on Thursday and referenced the name of a character he had played in a 2005 episode of "The Colbert Report," was later deleted but angry Twitter users spurred the hashtag #CancelColbert to trend. The 50-year-old host of the satirical news show used it in his response.

04/01/2011
Stephen Colbert appears on the April 1, 2011 show of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perfom Friday. - Provided courtesy of NBC

Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert placed a good natured bet earlier this week on "The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" when the host challenged his viewers to raise $25,000 for DonorChoose.org in exchange for Colbert to sing the viral hit "Friday" by Rebecca Black.

Viewers ended up exceeding Fallon's expectations by raising over $64,000 to the charity, which helps classrooms in need.

10/04/2013
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Stephen Colbert, Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le appear on The Colbert Report on Oct. 3, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Kris Long at The Colbert Report.

Stephen Colbert helped one lucky couple tie the knot on his show after he learned that the pair's wedding was affected by the recent government shutdown.

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le planned to have their wedding on Oct. 5 on the lawn near the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., where the two had their first date, but the site and other national monuments have been closed due to the shutdown.

08/07/2013
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Stephen Colbert and Bryan Cranston appear on The Colbert Report on Aug. 7, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Daft Punk was scheduled to perform their hit song "Get Lucky" on "The Colbert Report" when the duo allegedly canceled at the last minute, which forced host Stephen Colbert to improvise.

Colbert explained at the top of his show on Tuesday, Aug. 6, "We booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago, but there was a problem."

06/20/2013
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Stephen Colbert appears in an undated photo from his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert put the funny on hold and opened up to the audience on the June 19 episode of "The Colbert Report."

The 49-year-old personality, who often offers his sarcastic (and hilarious) commentary on politics and current events, delivered a sincere and emotional tribute to his late mother on the Wednesday episode of the Comedy Central show.

04/05/2013

Jeremy Irons recently raised eyebrows over recent comments he made about same-sex marriage, in which he suggested that it could lead to dads marrying their sons to avoid inheritance taxes.

Naturally, TV comedian Stephen Colbert issued a counter-response on "The Colbert Report." Watch both videos and tell us what you think about Iron's comments.

12/10/2012
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Stephen Colbert appears in an undated photo from his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. - Provided courtesy of Scott Gries/Comedy Central

On December 6, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina announced that he is resigning from the Senate in early January 2013. While many names for a replacement are being tossed around, one poll found that Stephen Colbert is a popular pick with voters in his native state to take DeMint's seat.

"The Colbert Report" comedian initially egged on viewers to Tweet to Republican Gov. Nikki Haley with reasons why Colbert should be the state's next senator. Now a poll of South Carolina voters put out by Public Policy Polling on December 10 found that Colbert tops the list of possible replacements by 20 percent.

10/20/2012
Stephen Colbert appears in an undated photo from his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Stephen Colbert has reportedly landed a cameo in the upcoming "The Hobbit" trilogy.

It is unclear what role the comedian and political commentator will take on, but the Hollywood Reporter, who confirmed the report, has noted that Colbert will not appear in the first film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

05/10/2012
Anna Wintour appears in a still from the May 9, 2012 episode of the Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour visited "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday and talked about the Met costume exhibit and President Obama's support of same-sex marriage.

"I am thrilled. There were tears in the office at Vogue today in the support of gay marriage," Wintour told Colbert. "We're thrilled about the president. I think it's a long overdue endorsement, and we're honored that he's come forward finally."

02/17/2012
Stephen Colbert appears in an undated photo from his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Late night talk show host and comedian Stephen Colbert has reportedly suspended his Comedy Central series "The Colbert Report" to care for his mother.

Production of the popular satirical news show was halted on Wednesday and Thursday and news outlets like the New York Post reported that Colbert left New York to be with his 91-year-old ailing mother, Lorna.

01/26/2012
Maurice Sendak appears in a still from the Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Late night talk show host and comedian Stephen Colbert found his match this week when "Where the Wild Things Are" author Maurice Sendak visited his Comedy Central series "The Colbert Report."

During the two-part interview which Colbert named, "The Grim Colberty Tales," Sendak voiced his relative distaste for children, talked about politics, sniffed markers and helped Colbert to write his own children's book.

01/13/2012
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Stephen Colbert appears in an undated photo from his Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report. - Provided courtesy of Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Late night talk show host and comedian Stephen Colbert alerted fans he had an "important announcement" to make on his January 12 show.

Colbert, 47, is known for his satirical news show on Comedy Central, "The Colbert Report." For years, Colbert has voiced his opinion on politics, but now, it appears he is taking it to the next level. The comedian announced on his official Twitter account that there was a "big announcement" to come.

06/15/2011
Stephen Colbert, Martha Plimpton and Neil Patrick Harris appear in a scene from Company. - Provided courtesy of NYPhil.org

Stephen Colbert revealed in a recent interview that he always imagined he would be a theater actor and was overjoyed to appear in Stephen Sondheim's recent production of "Company."

"I imagined myself living in New York in some sort of open, large but sparse studio apartment with a lot of blond wood and a futon on the floor and a bubbling samovar of tea in the background and a big beard," Colbert told NPR. "Living alone but with my beard - and doing theater, that's what I thought my life would be. It has not been - and I love what I do - but to be asked to do this and then to accept the challenge of it... but to sing Sondheim is a completely different beast."

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