Colbert joined Comedy Central as part of the cast of a 30-minute sketch comedy series “Exit 57” in 1995. But the show only lasted a year.
When it was canceled, he moved over to “The Daily Show” as one of Stewart’s “correspondents.” That’s where he developed the character he later took to his own show, “The Colbert Report” in 2005.
He plays a seemingly uptight, all-American conservative zealot, who lampoons mostly fellow conservatives, and does it so convincingly, many viewers think its the real him.
Right-wing nut Rush Limbaugh ranted about CBS’s hire yesterday calling it a “war on the heartland of America.”
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