Who’s the guy on television that looks just like your crazy uncle, the one who spins ridiculous conspiracy theories over Thanksgiving dinner while everyone begrudgingly holds back? Did you guess Bill O’ Reilly? How about Glenn Beck? You’re kind of on the right track. It’s Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s hit show The Colbert Report. For years, Colbert has appeared on air as America’s loudest conservative pundit. He takes the most politically extreme stances known to man, and in doing so, he reveals the inevitably absurd nature of partisan politics.
This eBook traces Colbert from his early days doing sketch comedy to his biggest job: the host of the Colbert Report. Along the way, Nikel's exams Cobert's politics, comedic style, and what it is about him that makes millions tune in every night.