Dec 28

Best of 2012: The Colbert Report in Review.

Colbert News Hub A Look Back2012 was definitely a year to remember for all of us in Colbert Nation. It seems as though the show started to steer its own course this year. The tosses have ended and the show seems to be breaking away from its’ connection to Jon and The Daily Show. This year’s election show, much like in 2010, was not a joint venture between The Daily Show and TCR. In addition, there were many more “out of character” moments where it just felt as if Stephen couldn’t help but bust out of his persona and be himself. Moments like Hobbit week and dozens of musical acts and performances. As we look back to 2012, what do you all think of the direction the show took this year and where it may head next year?

Even though the show did appear to be cutting the ties to the Daily Show, we had some great moments between Stephen and Jon. It was almost just enough to satisfy those of us who still love to see these two great men working together.

Here is a recap of the best and most memorable moments in 2012.

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Nov 18

Stephen Colbert Unveils His Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds.

Stephen Colbert helped unveil his wax figure this morning at the attraction and stood amazed after the curtains dropped to reveal his lifelike wax double.

For the new figure, Madame Tussauds D.C. renovated its Media Room and created 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.

“Stephen Colbert’s reaction to seeing his wax figure for the first time was priceless and proof positive that our talented artists have once again successfully captured not only the subject’s physical appearance, but his spirit and character as well. We are delighted that Mr. Colbert loves his figure,” said Dan Rogoski, General Manager for Madame Tussauds D.C.

Source: Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.

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Nov 14

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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