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Stephen Colbert Doesn't Miss His Colbert Report Persona – Though He Was Tempted to Dust It Off For This Year's GOP Candidates

Originally posted 02/01/2016 01:35PM

It's been over a year since the last episode of The Colbert Report aired, and just over five months since Stephen Colbert took over The Late Show hosting duties from David Letterman – and according to the comedian, he doesn't miss his Comedy Central persona at all.

"When I first started interviewing people, like when I had Jeb [Bush] or [Donald] Trump or [Ted] Cruz on, he'd sit on my shoulder, like the devil on my shoulder," Colbert, 51, says in Adweek's Super Bowl issue of his satirical Colbert Report portrayal of a conservative political pundit. "And he would say, 'Let me do this one. I can make every sentence a joke.' I just wouldn't let him out. I went in the opposite direction."

"One of the things that I enjoy about the [The Late Night] is there is no obligation for me to have a sword and shield," Colbert adds. "I'm so happy to lay that thing down by the riverside. So, it was easy for me to tell him to go away."

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Find Out Whom Stephen Colbert Is Most Excited to Have on The Late Show (Hint: It's Not George Clooney)

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Find Out Whom Stephen Colbert Is Most Excited to Have on The Late Show (Hint: It's Not George Clooney)

Originally posted 08/28/2015 03:00PM

Stephen Colbert has a lot to look forward to.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts Sept. 8, and the new headliner of CBS's late-night lineup has already booked an impressive guest list, including Amy Schumer, Scarlett Johansson, Jeb Bush and George Clooney.

But Colbert, who sat down with TIME for this week's cover story, says he's most excited to talk to a very special blast from his past for a segment called "Who Am Me."

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'Your Guests Tonight Are ... Gummy Bears' and More of Stephen Colbert's Weirdest GQ Quotes About His Late Show

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'Your Guests Tonight Are ... Gummy Bears' and More of Stephen Colbert's Weirdest GQ Quotes About His Late Show

Originally posted 08/17/2015 11:25AM

Part of the fun of being a Stephen Colbert fan is never quite knowing what he's going to do next. Co-headline a political rally in D.C.? Dance his way through late-night TV? Compare his future guests to gummy bears?

The new face of The Late Show did just that in a recent cover story for GQ magazine. And while many of his pre-debut interviews have been funny, engaging and full of promise, Colbert's latest sit-down seems ... well ... a little weird.

Don't get us wrong: We love when Colbert gets weird (Wrist Strong, anyone?). Still, there were more than a few lines that left us scratching our heads upon first reading ...

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Stephen Colbert Reveals The Late Show Take Over Advice From David Letterman

Stephen Colbert Reveals The Late Show Take Over Advice From David Letterman

Originally posted 08/11/2015 12:00AM

Stephen Colbert is set to take over The Late Show on Sept. 8, but before doing so, the future host took a few tips from the master himself – David Letterman.

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Stephen Colbert's 5 Best Moments on The Colbert Report (VIDEOS)

Originally posted 12/19/2014 02:15PM

After nearly 10 years on the air, The Colbert Report ended its run Thursday with a star-studded farewell for its host, Stephen Colbert. (Or "Stephen Colbert," as it were.)

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The Colbert Report Signs Off with an Epic Sing-Along and Sleigh Ride (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/19/2014 10:50AM

He went out like he came in – in absurdly epic fashion.

Stephen Colbert, who perfected biting political satire as the faux-bloviating host of The Colbert Report, wrapped up the Comedy Central show Thursday night after almost a decade on the air. And he had plenty of friends around to send him off right.

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President Obama Makes First Appearance on The Colbert Report (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/09/2014 08:35AM

Ready for some truthiness?

President Barack Obama took a while, but he made his first official visit to The Colbert Report as president Monday night.

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What's the Deal with Gwen Stefani's Colbert Report Emmy Flub?

What's the Deal with Gwen Stefani's Colbert Report Emmy Flub?

Originally posted 08/26/2014 03:55PM

We've already answered many of your burning Emmys questions, but one remains: Why hasn't "Colbort Report" become the new "Adele Dazeem"?

For the unfamiliar: On Monday night's Emmys, Gwen Stefani and PEOPLE's current Sexiest Man Alive Adam Levine were presenting the award for outstanding variety series when Stefani mistakenly announced the name of the eventual winner as "The Colbort Report."

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Hillary Clinton vs. Stephen Colbert: Battle of the Names

Originally posted 08/06/2014 03:15PM

Hillary Clinton beat Stephen Colbert at his own game when she made a "surprise" appearance on The Colbert Report on Tuesday night.

Colbert introduced Clinton's new book, Hard Choices, which was published on June 10, and began to poke fun at the politician, calling the book "656 pages of shameless name-dropping."

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Stephen Colbert Hilariously Riffs on Replacing David Letterman

Originally posted 04/11/2014 01:15PM

[YOUTUBE "VX5y2oo3ydo"] Stephen Colbert is so happy about landing the job as host of the Late Show on CBS, all he can do is get laughs about it.

Speaking to the audience on The Colbert Report, which Comedy Central executives say will end its run in eight months, Colbert, 49, paid homage to his Late Show predecessor.

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