Stephen Colbert

Mark Sanford’s comeback: ‘The God of second chances’

Mark Sanford’s comeback: ‘The God of second chances’

Mark Sanford says he believes in “a God of second chances,” and now the former South Carolina governor has taken the first step toward reviving a political career that was derailed by an extramarital affair. Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert, always dreamed of a career in politics — and now […]

It’s a strange election year when comedians call for reason and sanity

It’s a strange election year when comedians call for reason and sanity

In the shadow of the Capitol and the election, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert entertained a huge throng Saturday at a “sanity” rally poking fun at the nation’s ill-tempered politics, fear-mongers and doomsayers. “We live now in hard times,” Stewart said after all the shtick. “Not end times.” Part comedy show, part pep talk, […]

Stephen Colbert on Capitol Hill: Whose bright idea was that?

Stephen Colbert on Capitol Hill: Whose bright idea was that?

There are congressional hearings and there are comedy shows, and the twain rarely meet. So when a House panel on immigration combined them on purpose last week with testimony from Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR’) and his “truthy” alter ego, debate broke out on the proper roles of the many celebrities — from Angelina Jolie to Bono […]