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The Ultimate Stephen Colbert Quiz
by Staff
Funny man Stephen Colbert not only makes us laugh, but he also makes us think with his political commentary and hilarious antics. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the TV host and comedian.

Where did Stephen Colbert grow up?

  • Washington
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • New York City

True or false: Stephen Colbert's father and two brothers died in a plane crash when Colbert was just 10 years old.

  • true
  • false

Where did Stephen Colbert attend college?

  • Northwestern University
  • New York University
  • College of Charleston

What two Comedy Central shows did Stephen Colbert create with fellow comedians Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello?

  • "Exit 57" and "Strangers With Candy"
  • "Strangers With Candy" and "The Colbert Report"
  • "Exit 57" and "Random Play"

What was Stephen Colbert's character's name on "Strangers With Candy"?

  • Gary Loosely
  • Chuck Noblet
  • Even Stevphen

When did Stephen Colbert start appearing on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"?

  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998

True or false: The San Francisco Zoo named a bald eagle after Colbert.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Stephen Colbert made Jon Stewart cry on Stewart's final episode of "The Daily Show."

  • true
  • false

When did "The Colbert Report" begin airing on Comedy Central?

  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005

What sitting president did Stephen Colbert (in character) skewer as the host of the White House Correspondents' Dinner?

  • Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama
  • George W. Bush

What Washington event did Stephen Colbert coordinate with Jon Stewart just before the 2010 midterm elections?

  • Indecision 2010
  • Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
  • StePhest Colbchella: Rockaugustfest

What magazine named Stephen Colbert as one of its 100 most influential people in 2006?

  • Newsweek
  • Time
  • People

What book did Stephen Colbert publish in 2007?

  • "America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't"
  • "I Am America (And So Can You!)"
  • "I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)"

True or false: Stephen Colbert had a recurring character on "Saturday Night Live."

  • true
  • false

True or false: Stephen Colbert campaigned to have his portrait hung in the "Treasures of American History" exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in Washington.

  • true
  • false

What was the name of "The Daily Show" segment that included Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell?

  • Even Stevphen
  • Backfire
  • The Decider

How many seasons was "The Colbert Report" on the air?

  • 11
  • 10
  • nine

How many awards was "The Colbert Report" nominated for?

  • 84
  • 79
  • 68

Who was the final musical act on the series finale of "The Colbert Report"?

  • Kendrick Lamar
  • R.E.M.
  • Paul McCartney

True or false: The grim reaper was Stephen Colbert's featured guest on the final episode of "The Colbert Show."

  • true
  • false

What was the name of the super PAC Stephen Colbert created during the 2012 presidential election cycle?

  • Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow
  • Colbert PAC
  • I Am America (And So Can You!)

What prestigious award did "The Colbert Show" win for its segments poking fun at super PACs?

  • Edward R. Murrow Award
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • Peabody Award

When did the first episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" air?

  • Sept. 8, 2015
  • Sept. 13, 2015
  • Sept. 17, 2015

Who were Stephen Colbert's first guests on "The Late Show"?

  • George Clooney and Jeb Bush
  • Elon Musk and Scarlett Johansson
  • Vice President Joe Biden and Amy Schumer

What is the name of the "Late Show" house band?

  • Jon Batiste and Stay Human
  • Jon Batiste and the Late Show Ride Arounds
  • Jon Batiste and the Human Factors

True or false: "Late Show" band leader Jon Batiste has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Juilliard.

  • true
  • false

True or false: "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" is filmed in the Ed Sullivan Theater.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Stephen Colbert has a cameo in "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

  • true
  • false

What actor finally stumped Stephen Colbert on "The Lord of the Rings" trivia?

  • Russell Crowe
  • James Franco
  • Ryan Gosling

True or false: On the first episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," David Letterman congratulates Colbert in the locker room at the very end of the show.

  • true
  • false