Friday, October 8, 2010

Awesome Dude Of The Week Vol 3, Stephen Colbert

Let me start this off by saying I am aware of some dudes blog that is basically a lot more "Awesome Dudes Of The Week" so go to his blog if all you come here to read is my Awesome Dudes. Here is his blog

Now for MY Awesome Dude Of The Week I have chosen Stephen Colbert. Stephen Colbert was born on May 13 1964. He was born in Washington D.C. and was raised in Charleston, South Carolina and was the youngest of eleven children. His father, James William Colbert, Jr., was the vice president for academic affairs at the Medical University of South Carolina and his mother, Lorna Colbert was a homemaker. From a young age Stephen Colbert knew that southerners were normally depicted as less intelligent and because of that he trained himself to speak with no southern accent. On September 11, 1974, Two of his brothers died in a plane crash. He then moved to East Street in Charleston. He did not handle the move well and later described himself at this time as Detached and lacking a sense of importance in the things that other children found important. During this time he became interested in fantasy and science fiction novels and Role-playing games. Colbert went to Charleston's Episcopal Porter Gaud School. He was very involved in school plays and the school newspaper but by his own opinion he was not very academically motivated. When he was young he wanted to pursue a career in marine biology but an operation left him with inner ear damage making it impossible for him to scuba dive. He went to Hampden-Sydney Collage in Virginia. He continued to be in plays and studied philosophy. After two years he transfered to Northwestern University's school of Speech wanting to be an Drama actor. He was at this time uninterested in comedy. He preformed several improvs at a theater in Chicago. In 1986 when he graduated and was in need of work he ended up joining the "Second City" working answering phones and such. He was later hired to preform with them. He ended up working with Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello. After the trio left Second City Colbert went on the show "Exit 57". From there he went to work as a cast member and writer for "The Dana Carvey show" and from there he worked as a freelance writer for SNL. Needing money he then began working as a script consultant for VH1 and MTV before taking a job with "Good Morning America" which led to him being hired on a trial basis for "The Daily Show". At this time he also worked on a show titled "Strangers With Candy". From his work on "The Daily Show" He moved to his show "The Colbert Report". Colbert has since attended such events as the Whitehouse Correspondents Association Dinner. He has also been the co-author of a book, written his own book (which I am the proud owner of), in his early years he was even in a band called "Stephen and the Colberts", Guest starred on numerous shows. At one point he even announced his bid for President of the United States. There are just too many things he's done for me to name them all here. Stephen Colbert Kicks Ass.

I guess this is the end of this weeks Awesome Dude Of The Week.... I'll be sure to do another one next week.

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