Stephen Colbert: A Biography

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ABC-CLIO, Jun 21, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 151 pages
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Stephen Colbert may be "just a comedian"—one not all audiences find funny, especially among those who have been mercilessly lampooned by him—but there is no arguing that the condescending, bombastic, and largely ignorant pundit he plays on Comedy Central has brought awareness of current events and political happenings to a substantially larger portion of the American population.

The only available biography on Stephen Colbert, this book examines his life story and details how he became one of the most influential people on current American culture. Beginning with coverage of Colbert's childhood, the chapters discuss his education, highlighting his interest in drama; describe his introduction to the world of comedy; review his contributions as a "correspondent" on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; and focus on Colbert's accomplishments and antics as the star of his faux news program that debuted in the fall of 2005, The Colbert Report.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Studio Audience
1
Chapter 2 Baby of the Family
7
Chapter 3 North to Chicago
17
Chapter 4 Days and Nights at the Improv
25
Chapter 5 The Daily Show
33
Chapter 6 A Show of His Own
43
Chapter 7 The Bump
55
Chapter 8 The Infamous White House Correspondents Dinner
67
Chapter 10 Taking the Show on the Road
81
Chapter 11 Spinoffs
89
Chapter 12 Restoring Sanity andor Fear
97
Chapter 13 Colbert v Congress
105
Chapter 14 Hey He Can Act
117
Chapter 15 Whos the Man?
123
Bibliography
137
Index
147

Chapter 9 Hat in the Ring
73

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About the author (2012)

Catherine M. Andronik, MLS, is a librarian at Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, CT. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, and a master of library science from Southern Connecticut State University.

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