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Stephen Colbert : late-night comedy leader

Author: Allison Krumsiek
Publisher: New York, NY : Lucent Press, 2019.
Series: People in the news
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stephen Colbert became famous through his television show, The Colbert Report, before becoming the host of The Late Show and using his political humor to rise to the top of the late-night ratings. Readers not only learn about Colbert's early life and rise to fame, but also the ways he has made his shows successful. In-depth sidebars augment the informative text to show all the facets of Colbert's personal and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Stephen Colbert; Stephen Colbert; Stephen Colbert
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Krumsiek
ISBN: 9781534563261 1534563261 9781534563285 1534563288
OCLC Number: 1051772673
Notes: "Portions of this book originally appeared in Stephen Colbert by Bonnie Szumski and Jill Karson." -- Title page.
Description: 104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: America's comedic voice --
Joy from sorrow --
A new kind of comedy --
The importance of truthiness --
Changing politics and giving back --
A leader in late night.
Series Title: People in the news
Responsibility: by Allison Krumsiek.

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"Stephen Colbert became famous through his television show, The Colbert Report, before becoming the host of The Late Show and using his political humor to rise to the top of the late-night ratings. Readers not only learn about Colbert's early life and rise to fame, but also the ways he has made his shows successful. In-depth sidebars augment the informative text to show all the facets of Colbert's personal and professional life. Full-color photographs, a comprehensive timeline, and annotated quotes also enhance this look at one of the leaders of late-night comedy"--Provided by the publisher.

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