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<p>Stephen Colbert poses backstage with his awards for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Stephen Colbert poses backstage with his awards for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Stephen Colbert poses backstage with his awards for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Stephen Colbert does a spit-take with a bottle of water as he and Jon Stewart engage in a debate at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst</p>

Stephen Colbert does a spit-take with a bottle of water as he and Jon Stewart engage in a debate at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Stephen Colbert does a spit-take with a bottle of water as he and Jon Stewart engage in a debate at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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<p>Stephen Colbert gestures during the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Bourg</p>

Stephen Colbert gestures during the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Stephen Colbert gestures during the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington, October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello perform in a skit as part of the 50th anniversary of improv theater, The Second City, in Chicago December 12, 2009. REUTERS/Frank Polich</p>

Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello perform in a skit as part of the 50th anniversary of improv theater, The Second City, in Chicago December 12, 2009. REUTERS/Frank Polich

Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello perform in a skit as part of the 50th anniversary of improv theater, The Second City, in Chicago December 12, 2009. REUTERS/Frank Polich

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<p>Stephen Colbert balances a pen on his mouth as he testifies before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on Protecting America's Harvest on Capitol Hill in Washington September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

Stephen Colbert balances a pen on his mouth as he testifies before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on Protecting America's Harvest on Capitol Hill in Washington September 24, 2010....more

Stephen Colbert balances a pen on his mouth as he testifies before the Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law Subcommittee hearing on Protecting America's Harvest on Capitol Hill in Washington September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Stephen Colbert poses with his awards for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series with his wife Evelyn McGee
at the Governors Ball for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

Stephen Colbert poses with his awards for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series with his wife Evelyn McGee at the Governors Ball for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mario...more

Stephen Colbert poses with his awards for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series with his wife Evelyn McGee at the Governors Ball for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Stephen Colbert accepts one dollar contributions outside the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

Stephen Colbert accepts one dollar contributions outside the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Stephen Colbert accepts one dollar contributions outside the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>Stephen Colbert poses with his new book "I Am America (And So Can You!)" at a book signing in New York October 24, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Stephen Colbert poses with his new book "I Am America (And So Can You!)" at a book signing in New York October 24, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Stephen Colbert poses with his new book "I Am America (And So Can You!)" at a book signing in New York October 24, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 16, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 16, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 16, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>U.S. General Ray Odierno, Commanding General, Multinational-Force-Iraq, pretends to give Stephen Colbert a haircut during Colbert's performance for U.S. military personnel at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Manuel/USO</p>

U.S. General Ray Odierno, Commanding General, Multinational-Force-Iraq, pretends to give Stephen Colbert a haircut during Colbert's performance for U.S. military personnel at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Manuel/USO

U.S. General Ray Odierno, Commanding General, Multinational-Force-Iraq, pretends to give Stephen Colbert a haircut during Colbert's performance for U.S. military personnel at Al Faw Palace in Baghdad, June 7, 2009. REUTERS/Steve Manuel/USO

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<p>Stephen Colbert throws a hat into the crowd which belonged to former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain during a rally at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Stephen Colbert throws a hat into the crowd which belonged to former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain during a rally at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Stephen Colbert throws a hat into the crowd which belonged to former Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain during a rally at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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<p>Stephen Colbert with his lawyer Trevor Potter meets with members of the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

Stephen Colbert with his lawyer Trevor Potter meets with members of the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Stephen Colbert with his lawyer Trevor Potter meets with members of the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>Stephen Colbert arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 24, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

Stephen Colbert arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 24, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Stephen Colbert arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 24, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>Stephen Colbert greets a crowd outside the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas</p>

Stephen Colbert greets a crowd outside the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Stephen Colbert greets a crowd outside the Federal Election Commission in Washington June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

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<p>Stephen Colbert and his wife Evie Colbert arrive for the State Dinner being held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts</p>

Stephen Colbert and his wife Evie Colbert arrive for the State Dinner being held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Stephen Colbert and his wife Evie Colbert arrive for the State Dinner being held for French President Francois Hollande at the White House February 11, 2014. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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<p>Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present an award at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present an award at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart present an award at the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 21, 2008. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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<p>Stephen Colbert runs across the stage at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Bourg</p>

Stephen Colbert runs across the stage at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Stephen Colbert runs across the stage at the "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the National Mall in Washington October 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

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<p>Stephen Colbert testifies on Capitol Hill September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

Stephen Colbert testifies on Capitol Hill September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Stephen Colbert testifies on Capitol Hill September 24, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Stephen Colbert opens the show holding an Apple iPad at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

Stephen Colbert opens the show holding an Apple iPad at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Stephen Colbert opens the show holding an Apple iPad at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>Stephen Colbert arrives to host a South Carolina primary rally with Herman Cain, at the College of Charleston January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed</p>

Stephen Colbert arrives to host a South Carolina primary rally with Herman Cain, at the College of Charleston January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Stephen Colbert arrives to host a South Carolina primary rally with Herman Cain, at the College of Charleston January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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