Stephen Colbert Immortalised in Wax at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

Stephen Colbert Madame Tussauds Wax Figure In the wake of Election Day, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. — home of the Presidents Gallery— today announced that host of Comedy Central’s Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert, will be immortalized in wax. Colbert will help unveil his figure at the attraction on Friday, November 16, 2012. Providing a preview of the figure’s appearance, Tussauds also unveiled photos of the sculpted clay-head mold used to create the political satirist’s wax likeness.

For the new figure, Madame Tussauds D.C. is renovating its Media Room and creating a replica set of “The Colbert Report”, where guests will be able to interact and take photos behind the desk, seated next to the figure.

“It’s ironic that the last seven days began with one of the most significant days in United States politics and today we are capping it off by announcing a wax figure of one of the nation’s most renowned political satirists,” said Dan Rogoski, General Manager for Madame Tussauds D.C. “Stephen Colbert was an ideal choice to immortalize in wax and we know our guests and especially his fans, will enjoy stepping onto the show’s set and interacting with his figure.”

Colbert was an active participant in the creation of his wax figure, spending time with a team of Madame Tussauds studio artists, who joined him at his show’s New York City studio in June of this year to take more than 250 precise measurements and photographs — capturing him from every angle. Since then, the team of artists have been working diligently to ensure the figure fully captures his unique style, exact eye color, build and overall allure, including his signature raised eyebrow.

Additionally, Colbert donated his own clothes to outfit the figure, including a suit, tie, shirt, cuff links, socks, shoes and lapel pin. He also provided information for his eye glasses to Madame Tussauds, which had them recreated to exact specification and magnification.

Source: Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

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  • Ivy

    Just saw it online somewhere. It’s about time. Cannot wait until we see the result. I guess he’ll be often in repair, because people touch and kiss him constantly! Well, I would! *LOL*

  • Erika

    “Overall allure” hahaha. Sombody is a fangirl! or fanboy. either one. Yeah I might need to take a trip to DC now. :) His actual suit??? Wow. I also think it’s funny that they are even going to have the glasses be his prescription.

  • Victoria

    I am already planning a trip with a few people! This is going to be great!

  • Gratefull

    This is all fabulous except for Wax figures give me the creeps! … Hopefully one day, I will be in the presence of the … well, you get the picture … let’s hope STC gets some millage out of this … plays it for some fun … where is Vincent Price when you need him!!!!!!

  • CN Helper

    Can’t wait to see Stephen and the replica set in person! Will try not to kiss the statue!

  • karenatasha

    @Gratefull

    Gratefull, I am with you. Whenever I’ve seen the figures at Madame Tussaud’s they’re just… ugh. They just make me think of horror stories and they never really look like the person. I’m happy Stephen’s being honored, but the statue itself probably won’t delight me much.

  • karenatasha

    That said, I sure wish I could be there on Friday the 16th!

  • Katt

    As creepy as wax figures are, I am so glad Stephen’s actually looks like him. There are some out there that seriously look nothing like the person they are supposed to.

    I wonder if Stephen’s figure will ever journey to the Madame Tussaud’s that just opened in Sydney? Would obviosuly prefer it if Stephen himself came here, but I can settle for a wax figure.

    It’s good to see Stephen is still obsessed with his glasses. I recall him discussing them and their weight on ‘The Late Show’.