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Google's Response to Stephen Colbert's Lawsuit Threat Is Pretty Perfect

Last week, Stephen Colbert took some time during an episode of The Colbert Report to call out Google CEO Larry Page for getting his height wrong, and it looks like Google has finally responded to Colbert and his lawsuit threats by revising his height — but not to the true 5'11 he demanded. A search for Colbert's height now results in "5' 10.5" (1.79m -ish)" with height comparisons to Jon Stewart ("Shorter"), "circus freak" Conan O'Brien, and of course Larry Page, who is still winning the height game over Colbert by that pivotal half inch. The Colbert Report is airing reruns this week, so it looks like Page [...]

Stephen Colbert Promises That the Remaining 'Colbert Report' Episodes Will Be "Instant Classics"

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen took a few moments to reflect on the show's future with only 32 episodes left to go — the same number of episodes Comedy Central ordered back in 2005 as an eight-week tryout — and gave the audience a personal guarantee that the remaining episodes will each be "instant classics treasured by generations for their deep poetic thoughts, heavy-handed symbolism, and massive foreshadowing." This led to an ominous cameo by Death, but Colbert clearly isn't getting the message.

Amy Sedaris on Colbert: "He Has This Whole Bag of Tricks People Haven't Even Seen Yet"

"Well, he's got that Southern charm. He's genuinely interested. He's engaging. He's a very positive person. He can see the good in everything. I think he'll go to that other character that he plays on that show because that's part of him, too. He'll mix it. But once you're out there and there's a live audience, everyone's playing a different version of themselves. You know? There's a camera in front of you. There's an audience. You automatically are different. I just think people will see this other side to him, because he has this whole bag of tricks people haven't even seen yet."

- Amy Sedaris — current star of [...]

Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Will Remain at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater

Stephen Colbert is staying in New York. According to an announcement by CBS's Les Moonves and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Colbert will host Late Show from David Letterman's current spot at the Ed Sullivan Theater when he takes over sometime next year. No official date for Letterman's departure or Colbert's takeover has been announced, but Bill Carter at The New York Times writes that "there will need to be a hiatus between the two — most likely for several months — as Mr. Colbert installs a new set to the theater and his staff moves in to old Letterman offices. The most likely plan is a [...]

Stephen Colbert Reads Letters from His WWII Soldier Uncle

Here's Stephen Colbert on CNN's The Lead Friday. Colbert was there to talk about the life of and read letters from Andrew Tuck III, his uncle who fought in WWII and landed in Normandy on D-Day, and the CNN journalist was there to compare his uncle's situation to Band of Brothers a bunch.

Let Stephen Colbert Run You Through a Typical 'Colbert Report' Workday

Slate just launched a new podcast called Working that explores the typical workdays of various celebrities, and the very first episode features Colbert Report host and Late Show successor Stephen Colbert. Colbert offers a detailed run-through of his average day (and night) on his Comedy Central show, and you'll learn a lot about his views on scripts that don't work out (he calls them "bad girlfriends") and how he greets all of his guests: "I always say the same thing: 'I do the show in character. He's an idiot, he's willfully ignorant of what you know and care about. Please honestly disabuse me of my ignorance and we'll have [...]

Stephen Colbert Meets Future Stephen from the Year 2372

When Stephen Colbert retires "Stephen Colbert" at the end of the year, a big question on Colbert Report fans' minds will be what Stephen Colbert the character will do for the rest of his life. During a segment on America's long history of doing nothing about immigration reform last night, Colbert had a brief encounter with Future Stephen from the year 2372, who seems fairly happy and well-moisturized.

Watch Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert Sing "The Obvious Song" at Second City in 1993

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

This week we're debuting a newly unearthed clip from Second City's 1993 revue Take Me Out to the Balkans featuring ensemble performers Fran Adams, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, David Razowsky, Ruth Rudnick, and Amy Sedaris. In the above clip, Carell, Colbert (who [...]

Stephen Colbert Fearlessly Crunches into the Unknown by Trying Doritos Jacked

In a "Thought for Food" segment last night, Stephen Colbert covered Michelle Obama's recent crackdown on school lunch food resulting in Domino's "healthy" new "Smart Slice" pizza as well as the three recently launched mystery Doritos Jacked flavors. Colbert tried one of the flavors, and spoiler alert — it's super salty.

Stephen Colbert Grew a "Tony Stark Goatee" to Show Solidarity with Billionaires

Stephen Colbert unveiled some stylish (?) new facial hair on last night's episode of The Colbert Report. His "Tony Stark goatee" was grown to show solidarity with that poor, put-upon class: billionaires. It was all to prep for his guest, French economist Thomas Piketty, who argues for a punitive global tax on the very wealthy to help fight income inequality in his new book Capital. Obviously, the super rich like Stephen Colbert and Tony Stark are in no way on board with these ideas. Check out his intro to the goatee and Piketty above, with his confrontation with Piketty below.

Stephen Colbert and Neil Young Debate Environmental Issues Through Song

At the end of last night's Colbert Report, Stephen teamed up with guest Neil Young to perform a slightly altered version of his song "Who's Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)." The result is a beautiful example of how a little acoustic jamming can unite even the most outspoken environmentalists with their ultra conservative, whale-hating enemies.

Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers Talk Captain America, 'Lord of the Rings,' and Second City

Here's a clip from last night's Late Night, in which guest Stephen Colbert tells Seth all about how Colbert the character got the Captain America shield he keeps on set at The Colbert Report. Click through to watch Colbert own his status as the ultimate Lord of the Rings The Fan and also talk with Meyers about the recently unearthed clip of him singing at Second City in 1993.

Stephen Colbert Gives Some Grownup Advice to Girls for 'Rookie'

Rookie's ongoing series "Ask a Grown Man" has already offered up plenty of great advice from comedy people like Danny Pudi, Kumail Nanjiani, Judd Apatow, and Jimmy Fallon, and this week they returned with a brand new installment with none other than Stephen T. Colbert, who doles out thoughtful advice on sex, relationships, crushes, and what to do when a teenage boy acts like a misogynistic jerk. It's a cool look at less Stephen Colbert the TV show host and more Stephen Colbert the real-life father.

Key Piece of Technology Makes Clip-Finding Easy for 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert,' 'The Soup,' and More

The Wrap has a piece out today on SnapStream, the television recording service that makes searching through thousands of clips for The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight, and The Soup possible. Using closed captioning, SnapStream allows users to record hours of television and search for news stories through key words and phrases. From The Wrap:

Here's how it works: A TV show, network, or campaign buys SnapStream servers and connects them to a TV feed. Clients can record whatever they want, strip out the closed captions and program guide information, and organize their finds into a library.

The Daily Show and Colbert have only been [...]