By Lisa Rogak
A humorous and private portrait of the comic who turned the headline-making, ground-breaking superstar of The Colbert Report.
"My identify is Stephen Colbert, yet i really play a person on tv named Stephen Colbert, who feels like me and talks like me, yet who says issues with a directly face [that] he does not mean."—Stephen Colbert
No different comic can generate headlines this day the best way Stephen Colbert can. together with his visual appeal at a Congressional listening to, his rally in Washington, D.C., his bestselling booklet, his production of the now-accepted be aware truthiness, and naturally his well known television convey, approximately all people (except the negative Congressional fools who comply with be interviewed on his exhibit) has heard of him.
Yet a lot of these issues are a part of a personality additionally named Stephen Colbert. who's he particularly? In And not anything however the Truthiness, biographer Lisa Rogak examines the fellow at the back of the nature. She finds the roots of his humor, transforming into up because the youngest of 11 siblings, and the tragedy that eternally altered the relatives. She charts his early years incomes his chops first as a major appearing pupil and later as a budding impov comedian, particularly his shut reference to Amy Sedaris, which resulted in the cult television convey Strangers with Candy. And Rogak deals a glance inside of how The day-by-day Show works, and the unique bond that Colbert and Jon Stewart shaped that may bring about Colbert's personal upward thrust to celebrity.
A behind-the-scenes look at the realm of 1 of the most important comedians in the United States, And not anything however the Truthiness is a great learn for any resident of Colbert Nation.
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