Fact: Comedian and U.S. late night TV host Stephen Colbert will host the Emmy Awards for the first time in September (17).
Fact: Comedian Stephen Colbert closed out the debut episode of his new Late Show on Tuesday night (08Sep15) by recruiting a slew of famous musicians to take part in a jam session with his house band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human. As the jazz group performed Sly and the Family Stone classic Everyday People, the musicians were joined by Aloe Blacc, Ben Folds, Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard, and gospel star Mavis Staples, in addition to Beirut rockers Zach Condon, Kyle Resnick and Ben Lanz and guitar greats Buddy Guy and Derek Trucks. George Clooney and Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush served as the TV host's first Late Show guests. Colbert replaces David Letterman as the host of the popular late-night show.
Quote: "She's evidently not a huge fan of the show. But I'm a huge fan of hers. I want to get her abs. That's what I aspire to." Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert on No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani mispronouncing his last name when announcing his show as the winner of Outstanding Variety Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14).
Fact: Comedian and Lord Of The Rings superfan Stephen Colbert dressed up in a Middle Earth costume on Saturday (26Jul14) as he stepped onstage at the San Diego Comic-Con event in California to moderate a panel discussion with The Hobbit stars Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis and Benedict Cumberbatch and filmmaker Peter Jackson.
Fact: Country veteran Kenny Rogers teamed up with U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert for a karaoke version of his hit Islands In The Stream during an appearance on breakfast TV show Good Morning America on Tuesday (02Oct12).
Fact: Funnyman Stephen Colbert is writing his own children's book about a flag pole's quest for identity. I Am a Pole (And So Can You!) will hit U.S. stores on 8 May (12).
Fact: Comedian Stephen Colbert has announced his intention to enter the upcoming Republican presidential primary in his home state of South Carolina. Colbert, who won't actually appear on the ballot, is considering a run for the White House.
Fact: Funnyman Stephen Colbert is set to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University, during the school's commencement ceremony in Illinois on 17 June (11). The Comedy Central star graduated from the school's communications programme in 1986.
Fact: Hollywood actors James Franco and Jeff Bridges, comedian Stephen Colbert and rapper Drake have all been named as Men of the Year by GQ magazine. Each star graces their own cover of the publication's December (10) issue, while Scarlett Johansson features on a fifth to mark her Babe of the Year status.
Fact: U.S. TV host Stephen Colbert is set to go into space with astronauts - a treadmill onboard Discovery, which is set to launch on Wednesday (26Aug09), has been named after the funnyman.