The Colbert Report catapulted Stephen Colbert to international fame—but as its nine-year run drew to a close, lots of people speculated about whether the real Colbert had become nearly as famous as that series’ fictional host. So much of Colbert’s star power rests, after all, with the over-blown conservative persona he honed on the Report.
When he takes over the Late Show next year, though, Colbert will drop that act. Now that the Report is finally over, review these seven clips, both funny and serious, to recall the times he’s done that before. READ FULL STORY