Rolling Stone Votes Stephen Colbert One of the ’50 Funniest People Now’

© Paul Morigi | WireImage

© Paul Morigi | WireImage

#2: Colbert is so well known for his political humor that his chops as a pure comedian are often overlooked. But he’s one of comedy’s quickest wits, not to mention an old fashioned physical comedian – a world-class mugger and slapstick artist, donning ridiculous outfits and wolfing down dubious foodstuffs on Colbert Report sketches. As for politics: He sets himself apart not just as a satirist, but as an activist, breaking the fourth wall with ingenious conceptual art stunts – testifying before congress about his brief tenure as a migrant worker, founding his own Super PAC to expose post-Citizens United money-swamped political campaigns, and in his most celebrated coup de theatre, spit-roasting President Bush, and the complacent press corps, in his appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2006.

Source: Rolling Stone.

Our only complaint is that in placing Stephen at no. 2, Rolling Stone was one place off in their assessment! But congrats to Stephen once again for getting a rightful shout-out by the great Rolling Stone magazine.

  • Elanor Gamgee

    Second? 2nd? The injustice of it all! *shakes fist at the sky* “RollingStone!!!!!” “Louis C.KKKKKKKKK!!”

  • CN Helper

    @Elanor Gamgee I loves me some Louis C.K. and all, but they could have just as easily made Stephen no. 1. Oh well, it’s pretty awesome nevertheless.

  • lockhart43

    Rolling Stone has always liked Stephen, and RS knows something good when they see it. That’s a nicely-written (and completely true) little article, too! Also, that is a great picture of Stephen.

  • Katt

    Yay Stephen!!

    Also on the list were:
    #4 Jon Stewart
    #26 John Oliver
    #36 Kristen Schaal
    #42 David Sedaris