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And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert

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

 

“My name is Stephen Colbert, but I actually play someone on television named Stephen Colbert, who looks like me and talks like me, but who says things with a straight face [that] he doesnt mean.”

—Stephen Colbert

 
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 word truthiness, 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 And Nothing But the Truthiness, 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 Colberts own rise to celebrity.

A behind-the-scenes look into the world of one of the biggest comedians in America, And Nothing But the Truthiness is a terrific read for any resident of Colbert Nation.

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In this biography, Lisa Rogak presents a funny and personal portrait of Stephen Colbert, the comedian who became the star of The Colbert Report. She reveals the tragedy that forever altered his family and charts his early yeaers, first as a serious acting student and later as a budding improv comic, before co-creating the cult TV show Strangers with Candy. And she offers a look inside The Daily Show, and the exclusive bond that Colbert and Jon Stewart formed that led to Colbert's own rise to celebrity.

About the Author

LISA ROGAK is the author of more than forty books. She is the author of the Edgar and Anthony-nominated Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King and is the editor of the New York Times bestselling book Barack Obama in His Own Words.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250013620
Author:
Rogak, Lisa
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 13 bandw photos throughout
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.75 in

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» Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Actors » Biographies
» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
» Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Political
» Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts

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In this biography, Lisa Rogak presents a funny and personal portrait of Stephen Colbert, the comedian who became the star of The Colbert Report. She reveals the tragedy that forever altered his family and charts his early yeaers, first as a serious acting student and later as a budding improv comic, before co-creating the cult TV show Strangers with Candy. And she offers a look inside The Daily Show, and the exclusive bond that Colbert and Jon Stewart formed that led to Colbert's own rise to celebrity.
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