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Watch Stephen Colbert Interview His Former Boss Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert has never had a better match with an interview guest than he did during last night's show, when his former Daily Show boss and current Colbert Report executive producer Jon Stewart dropped by to promote his new movie Rosewater and remind Stephen: "I've heard about you. I know you try and nail people. You're not nailing me, my friend." Watch the second part of the interview below:

Stephen Colbert Reveals Prescott Pharmaceuticals' Latest Cancer-Causing Creation

A town in Chile discovered their water supply was loaded with arsenic, which actually resulted in a 50% drop in breast cancer deaths. Stephen Colbert responded to this news last night in a new "Cheating Death" segment by unveiling his own liquid cure-all care of Prescott Pharmaceuticals called Chernobyl Springs. It's not proven to cure cancer, but it's still water full of dangerous chemicals, so good enough right?

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' Will Air Live Episodes on Election Night

Election Day is right around the corner, and Comedy Central announced today that they'll be celebrating with live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Both episodes will air during their usual time slots and have equally amazing names for their special election coverage — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's "Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote" and The Colbert Report's "Midterms '014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In– Wait! Don't Change the Channel. Look at This Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! '014!" Chairman of the Republican National Committee [...]

Stephen Colbert Is Not Very Happy with Google CEO Larry Page

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen called out Google CEO Larry Page in a new "Who's Attacking Me Now?" segment for having the gall to say he's 5'10 instead of his true height of 5'11. Google has yet to correct their mistake, so hopefully Page fixes this injustice before Colbert takes him to court.

Hans Beinholtz Visits 'The Colbert Report' to Ponder the Pointlessness of Life

People who prefer a bleak and pessimistic outlook on life were validated by the news this week that they live longer, healthier lives than their more positive friends, which turned into the perfect opportunity for The Colbert Report to welcome another visit from its favorite German, the Honorable Hans Beinholtz. Beinholtz takes a few moments to reflect on life, death, and the time's slowly tightening grip on the soul, but he seems pleased to hear that his pessimistic perspective has moved him further away from the eternal relief that is death rather than closer to it.

Esteban Colberto Appears on 'The Colbert Report' One Last Time

Earlier this week Stephen Colbert ended his nine-year feud with bears, and during last night's show another longtime signature Colbert Report character made his final appearance on the show: Colbert's Mexican doppelganger and host of Colberto Reporto Gigante Esteban Colberto, who — like bears — wasn't who Stephen thought he was this whole time.

Watch Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Coverage

Both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report aired live election episodes last night for what turned out to be a painful day for Democrats. Above, watch The Daily Show's expert pundit panel Aasif Mandvi, Jessica Williams, John Hodgman, and Jordan Klepper break down some of the election results, then click through to watch more highlights from both episodes.

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 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 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.

Stephen Colbert Finally Ends His Nine Year Grudge Against Bears

Since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, Colbert has never been shy expressing his profound hatred and fear of bears — or as he's called them, "godless killing machines" and "Satan's children." During last night's episode, however, the long feud between Colbert and the greatest threat to America finally ended when Stephen's life was saved by an unlikely source. If you needed another reminder that The Colbert Report has reached its homestretch on television, this display of compassion between Stephen and his mortal enemy should do the trick.

Stephen Colbert Announces His Last 'Colbert Report' Episode Will Be December 18th

During last night's Colbert Report, Stephen took a moment to shamelessly hawk the paperback edition of his 2012 book America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, but not without good reason: Colbert announced that the official date for the final episode of the show is now Thursday, December 18th. "Stephen Colbert, the guy you've seen here every night for nine years, will be gone. All you'll have left of me is this book."

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 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.