For eight years Stephen Colbert served as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, reporting on everything from presidential inaugural balls
to the post-Michael Jordan NBA
to a man with a self-made UFO Welcome Center in the front yard of his trailer home.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Colbert launched his comedy career in Chicago as a member of the famed Second City improv troupe, where he met Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, with whom he created "Exit 57" and "Strangers with Candy." Before joining "The Daily Show" in 1997 Colbert worked as a writer and performer on "The Dana Carvey Show," where he began voicing Ace, one half of Robert Smigel's "Ambiguously Gay Duo," which later found a home at "Saturday Night Live."
In October 2005, Colbert launched his own half-hour program on Comedy Central, "The Colbert Report."
In recent years, Colbert has broadcast his show from Iraq, organized one half of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
and launched his own Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow