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And nothing but the truthiness : the rise (and further rise) of Stephen Colbert

Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A funny and personal portrait of the comedian who became the headline-making, ground-breaking star of The Colbert Report.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen Colbert; Stephen Colbert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Rogak
ISBN: 9780312616106 0312616104
OCLC Number: 707969298
Description: 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Lisa Rogak.

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A funny and personal portrait of the comedian who became the headline-making, ground-breaking star of The Colbert Report.

No other comedian can generate headlines today the way Stephen Colbert can. With his appearance at a Congressional hearing, his rally in Washington, D.C., his bestselling book, his creation of the now-accepted wordtruthiness, and of course his popular TV show, nearly everyone (except the poor Congressional fools who agree to be interviewed on his show) has heard of him. Yet all these things are part of a character also named Stephen Colbert. Who is he really? In this book biographer Lisa Rogak examines the man behind the character. She reveals the roots of his humor, growing up as the youngest of eleven siblings, and the tragedy that forever altered the family. She charts his early years earning his chops first as a serious acting student and later as a budding impov comic, especially his close connection with Amy Sedaris, which led to the cult TV show Strangers with Candy. And Rogak offers a look inside how The Daily Show works, and the exclusive bond that Colbert and Jon Stewart formed that would lead to Colbert's own rise to celebrity. A behind-the-scenes look into the world of one of the biggest comedians in America. -- Publisher Description.

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