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Now that the 'Report' has ended, reacquaint yourself with the real Colbert

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

Christiane Amanpour, Keith Olbermann share behind-the-scenes shots from 'Colbert' finale

The Colbert Report finale was a thrill to watch, with the number of guest stars appearing in the final “We’ll Meet Again” musical number seeming to multiply by the minute. But a few of those guests are showing off just how fun it was to be part of that moment.

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A visual guide to everyone who showed up on the last 'Colbert Report' -- UPDATE

Update: Comedy Central has released a full list of Colbert finale guests; scroll to the bottom of this post to see who appeared in the background, or just for the blink of an eye.

There are star-studded finales… and then there’s the last episode of The Colbert Report, which united pretty much everyone you’ve ever heard of (and plenty of people you haven’t) in a giant, giddy singalong. Want to see just who appeared to say goodbye to Colbert? Here’s a full list, complete with photos:

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'The Colbert Report' wraps up with an immortal, star-studded finale

Truly, it’s the end of a Colbera.

And what an end it was! The final episode of The Colbert Report—which began, as his shows often did, with a toss from Colbert’s old boss/buddy Jon Stewart—started off slow; the faux pundit didn’t even formally acknowledge that tonight’s half-hour would be his last until halfway through his first segment. READ FULL STORY

'The Colbert Report' has a yard sale and sells Michael Stipe, Beatles figurines, more

Stephen Colbert continued his farewell week from The Colbert Report last night when he sold off some beloved props from the show, including shelf decoration Michael Stipe.

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15 real things the fake 'Stephen Colbert' has done

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It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to The Colbert Report this Thursday—mostly because it’ll mean saying goodbye to “Stephen Colbert,” the ruthlessly ignorant, hilariously pompous, utterly indelible faux conservative pundit that the real Stephen Colbert has been playing on late-night TV for over a decade (if you count the Daily Show years). “Colbert” isn’t a great creation just because of all the jokes he’s told and the absurdities he’s exposed via satire—he’s also a character for the ages because of the many ways he’s had an impact on the real world.

What kind of impact? Start with these 15 actual things accomplished by a fake man—and know that they’re just the tip of the iceberg. READ FULL STORY

The year late-night got it right... and dodged another meltdown

Was it really as simple as getting rid of Jay Leno?

For the longest time, late-night television was a battlefield. Beginning with Johnny Carson’s retirement in 1992—which set up the Leno/Letterman divide that would define the landscape for two decades—and best epitomized by the disastrous 2009 Tonight Show handover and subsequent takeback from Conan O’Brien, late-night has always been a bloody zero-sum conflict that inflated every minor change to the equation into a major tectonic shift.

NBC so bungled the Leno/O’Brien transition that when rumors began to emerge in early 2013 that the last-place network was planning to push top-rated Leno out for good and hand the keys to the Tonight Show to the younger, cooler Jimmy Fallon, another fiasco seemed inevitable. While the whispers grew, Leno fanned the flames on his show, making jokes about being knifed in the back by NBC execs. No one thought he would go quietly, and his critics, late-night rivals, and the other networks waited gleefully for another wave of schadenfreude. READ FULL STORY

You have just a few more days to win a piece of the 'Colbert Report' set

As his final show quickly approaches, Stephen Colbert has decided to raise money for a worthy cause one last time. The late-night host announced last week that he’s raffling off his set’s desk and mantlepiece to benefit the Yellow Ribbon Fund and Donors Choose. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert interviews a testy Smaug

EW‘s cover star and Tolkien fanatic Stephen Colbert got a rare opportunity on his show last night: He got to sit down with the Hobbit trilogy’s fearsome dragon Smaug. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert reveals EW covers in 'Who's honoring me now?' segment

Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert unveiled the three covers of Entertainment Weekly featuring the host in a flurry of Hobbit personas.

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