Stephen Colbert is a comedian, talk show host, and correspondent on “The Daily Show”. Let’s grab more information about our favorite comedian Stephen.
Early life and educational background of Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert was born in 1964 in Washington, D.C. She celebrates her birthday on May 13. She was moved to Charleston, South Carolina at the age of 11 and raise there. His father and two brothers were killed in a plane crash in 1974. He was an introvert since childhood and fond of reading science fiction and fantasy novels by the author JRR Tolkien.
He did few plays at Charleston’s Episcopal Porter-Gaud School, then he found out the way to show himself through the acting. Later he joined Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia to study philosophy major but he changed his mind and transferred to Northwestern University, and enrolled theater major.
Career and professional life of Stephen
In 1988 he was offered to perform with a touring company and become friends with comedians Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. Before second City’s box office offer him to join their fee improvisation classes. In 1995 he left Second City and was transferred to New York to collaborate with Sedaris and Dinello to make, ‘Exit 57’, a TV comedy show which was lasted only 12 episodes. In 1996 he worked as a cast member and writer on “The Dana Carvey Show with Steve Carell, Robert Smigel, and Dino Stamatopoulos, however, the show was canceled. In 1997 he worked for ‘Good Morning America” in which his humorous correspondent segment was aired and he got offered by Madeline Simthberg, the producer of The Daily Show.
From 1999 to 2000 he worked with Sedaris and Dinello on a new comedy series, Strangers with candy for comedy Central which lasts 32 episodes. In 2003, Stephen wrote a Satirical novel: The Can-Do Town That Just May Not with Sedaris and Dinero which about a small town threatened by the impending destruction of a dam. In 2006 he appeared as the featured entertainer at the White Hose Correspondents’ Association Dinner. Then he makes the audience shocked but right after that becomes an internet sensation. He pursues a Democratic ticket from South Carolina in 2007 but was refused on the basis that he was not a serious candidate. He went to Baghdad to film a show in 2009 named operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando. For the shoot, his hair was the style in military style to represent his solidarity with the troops.
In 2007, he wrote a book, ‘I AM America (And So Can You!) which represents political satire, which is solely written by him. His Daily Show crossed 1.45 to 1.6 million viewers nightly which is quite a huge amount. In 2005 he hosted his own TV Show, The Colbert Report parodies TV news broadcasting which gets significant reviews 65/100 on Metacritic, and its viewers running on the site is 8.7/10. He regards himself as a Democrat, he once practiced Roman Catholic and has the honor of having a treadmill used in space named after him by NASA.
Award and achivements
As you know that Stephen Colbert is a very talented TV personality and has received many awards and honors for this skill.
- While working on the Daily show he won many Primetime Emmy awards including Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program which were shared by his writing team.
- In 2010 he won a Grammy for a Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All, in the best comedy album category, that was shared with the producers and sound engineering team.
- Between 2005 and 2013 he and his team won Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, and Outstanding Variety Series Categories.
- He was nominated for the PGA Award, the Satellite Award The Television Critics Awards, and the Writers Guild of America between 2004 and 2013 for his contribution to The Colbert Report.
Personal life of Stephen
Stephen Colbert is married since 1993. His wife’s name is Evelyn “Evie” McGee-Colbert. Colbert said that he met Evie as being love at first sight, however, the moment after they met they both realized they have grown up together in Charleston and had many mutual friends. This lovely couple has welcomed three children together and lived in Montclair, New Jersey. He suffered from depression and anxiety when he was in college and his second city years, however, he gradually overcomes it. In 2018, in an interview with “Rolling stone”, he says that
“I needed to be medicated when I was younger to deal with my anxiety that I had thrown my life away by attempting to do something that so few people actually get away with, or succeed at … Xanax was just lovely. Y’know, for a while. And then I realized that the gears were still smoking. I just couldn’t hear them anymore. But I could feel them, I could feel the gearbox heating up and smoke pouring out of me … I stopped the Xanax after, like, nine days. I went, ‘This isn’t helping.’ So I just suffered through it. I’d sometimes hold the bottle, to go like, ‘I could stop this feeling if I wanted, but I’m not going to. Because I know if I stop the feeling, somehow I’m not working through it like I have got to go through the tunnel with the spiders in it.’
And then one morning I woke up and my skin wasn’t on fire, and it took me a while to figure out what it was. I wake up the next morning, I’m perfectly fine, to the point where my body’s still humming. I’m a bell that’s been rung so hard that I can still feel myself vibrating. But the actual sound was gone [because] I was starting rehearsal that day to create a new show. And then I went, ‘Oh, my God, I can never stop performing.’ Creating something is what helped me from just spinning apart like an unweighted flywheel. And I haven’t stopped since.”
Net worth and salary Stephen
As of the latest data, the estimated net worth of Stephen Colbert is $75 million and his estimated annual salary is $15 million. Hope he will get more fame and success in his career. We will keep you updated with the latest information about your favorite celebrity.