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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 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.

Hans Beinholtz Comments on Team USA's German Coach on 'The Colbert Report'

German ambassador to the United Nations and occasional Colbert guest Hans Beinholtz paid a visit to the show last night to help Colbert understand why the US soccer team's German coach is so pessimistic about their odds of winning the World Cup. As usual, Beinholtz offers up some much needed perspective — who really cares about winning and losing anyway when we're all in line to lose to death's icy grip?

'Colbert Report' Fans Know More About Campaign Financing Than Regular News Viewers

When The Colbert Report ends its run on Comedy Central this December, the late night news world will not only be losing one of its most hilarious characters, but it'll also be losing television's most effective educator of politics and campaign finance. According to Deadline, a new study has found that viewers of Colbert's super PAC coverage during the last presidential election season "were better informed about campaign financing and the role of money in politics than viewers of actual news channels and other, actual-news shows."

Dubbed Stephen Colbert's Civics Lesson, the study was conducted through phone interview data from 1,232 adults ages 18+ between December [...]

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.

Stephen Colbert Unveils His New iPhone Game 'I'd Tap That!'

After learning about the ridiculous amount of money Kim Kardashian is making off her new celebrity-themed iPhone game, Colbert decided to create his own app last night called I'd Tap That!, which doesn't seem as addictive as Kardashian's app but at least is more up front about its money-grubbing.

Watch Colbert's Bizarre Report on a Black Lesbian Nazi Activist Robot

In case you missed last night's Colbert Report, here's a ridiculous installment of "The Enemy Within" he did on "the most frightening minority activist of all" fighting for equality — a robot from Vermont named Bina who may very well end up being the leader of the inevitable worldwide robot takeover.

The Collected Wisdom of Stephen Colbert

After a career in comedy that's lasted for more than two decades, Stephen Colbert was named David Letterman's replacement as host of CBS's 11:35 pm program Late Show last month. Colbert has both been a part of revered comedy institutions (Second City Chicago, The Daily Show, a brief stint as an SNL writer) and helped to create idiosyncratic works of his own (Exit 57, Strangers with Candy, The Colbert Report), and with next year's transition to network late night, he could end up helping to solidify CBS's Late Show into as prestigious a late night franchise as NBC's Tonight Show, if not moreso. Started in 1993 and having [...]

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.

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 Apologizes to His Viewers for Being Too Informative

Earlier this week, a new study revealed that fans of The Colbert Report know more about campaign financing than regular news viewers. On Wednesday night's show, Colbert took the news to heart and apologized to viewers for teaching them instead of feeling the news from his gut and delivered a sincere vow: "Clearly I must work harder at informing you less."