This is the list of episodes for
, a popular The Colbert Report Comedy Central show hosted by Stephen Colbert, and produced by Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Ben Karlin in which Colbert plays the role of a populist blowhard journalist character, similar to his role on . In The Daily Show The Colbert Report, the former correspondent becomes the host of his own parody of media pundit programs, such as and The O'Reilly Factor . Hannity and Colmes
There are a number of noteworthy recurring elements in most episodes of
The Colbert Report. Many episodes feature "The Wørd" of the day, which serves as a theme for a monologue early in the episode. Each has a studio guest later in the episode, and each begins with a brief summary of what the episode will contain, followed by an introductory phrase and then by the theme music. This introductory phrase very often inserts the word truth into a common phrase, such as "Apply Truth liberally to the inflamed area," or says "this is The Colbert Report," though there are exceptions.
2005–2013 [ edit ]
January [ edit ]
Kenneth Roth It is really cold.
America endures a
polar vortex, the FDA targets antibiotics in livestock, recreational weed goes on sale in Colorado, and Ken Roth discusses Human Rights Watch.
Donald Trump takes on global warming, Pope Francis criticizes wealth disparity, scientists look for time travelers online, and John Seigenthaler discusses Al Jazeera America.
Ishmael Beah Happy Birthday to
North Korea's Kim Jong-un. Please accept our gift of Dennis Rodman. No returns. January 8
Scandal engulfs Chris Christie, the media explains the concept of cold weather, and Ishmael Beah talks being a child soldier and his book, Radiance of Tomorrow.
Chris Christie's bridge scandal deepens,
Robert Gates's has harsh words for Obama, and Jeff Skoll discusses his film company, Duty Participant Media.
David Fanning The new
Ford F-150 is made of 97% aluminum. Which means it's lighter, but you can't put it in the microwave. January 13
A chemical spill threatens West Virginia's water supply, Obama's Iraq policy comes under fire, a company provides retroactive advertising, and David Fanning talks . Frontline
A-Rod is suspended for drug use, Pat Buchanan supports Russia's anti-gay laws, Billie Jean King is a U.S. Olympic delegate, and Deborah Solomon talks American Mirror.
America gets its own commercial, college athletes struggle with literacy,
a sex scandal rocks France, and Gabriel Sherman talks The Loudest Voice In The Room.
NSA infects personal computers, a jewelry company sells diamond pacifiers, Carol Burnett gets sarcastic, and Naquasia LeGrand talks "Fast Food Forward."
Kraft has recalled over 1.7 million pounds of Velveeta products for mislabeled ingredients. They accidentally called it cheese. January 20
Peyton Manning chants for Omaha, a drug shortage threatens the death penalty, Pope Francis encourages breastfeeding in church, and Scott Stossel talks My Age of Anxiety.
Michael Chabon & Mariel Hemingway
cOlbert's Book Club begins with a primer on
Ernest Hemingway, Michael Chabon talks , and Mariel Hemingway discusses her grandfather's romantic side. A Farewell To Arms
Charles Duhigg The
recent blizzard cracked a giant glass panel at New York's Apple Store. They can get it fixed for free if they don't tell Apple it got wet. January 22
NASA discovers a Martian doughnut, U.S. nuclear officers cheat on proficiency tests, the Westminster Dog Show allows mutts, and Charles Duhigg talks The Power of Habit.
Riots break out in the Ukraine, Tim Wu weighs in on net neutrality, China bootlegs The Report, and Patricia Churchland discusses Touching A Nerve.
NFL prohibits mention of the Super Bowl, Richard Sherman unleashes a post-game rant, the Grammys embrace gay marriage, and FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver discusses sports.
NFL cracks down on extra points, Stephen trains to be a quarterback, spotted owls fight for survival, and Justin Tuck describes the thrill of football.
Stephen trains for
Super Bowl greatness, the Puppy Bowl gets a new player, Joe Biden distracts at the State of the Union, and Cris Carter discusses football and Going Deep.
The NFL rethinks their marijuana policy, football might cause brain damage, the mayors of Denver and Seattle root for their home team, and Drew Brees talks "Playoff Face Off."
February [ edit ]
Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad sparks outrage, cheerleaders sue the Oakland Raiders, J.K. Rowling regrets pairing Hermione and Ron, and Jennifer Senior talks All Joy and No Fun.
Maria Alyokhina & Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot
Black History Month coincides with Children's Dental Health Month, Chris Christie's bridge scandal worsens, and Pussy Riot discusses human rights and the Putin regime.
Lake Street Dive New York City is running low on road salt, no wonder my commute was so bland.
Critics argue that
Obamacare will destroy jobs, Mort Zuckerman weighs in on Tom Perkins' Nazi analogy, and Lake Street Dive performs a song from Bad Self Portraits.
Obama faces pressure to approve the
Keystone Pipeline, Olympic journalists share Sochi horror stories, TSA agents gawk at body scan images, and Paul Krugman talks Obamacare.
The Sochi Olympics open with a technical glitch, Buddy Cole investigates Russia's anti-gay laws, the Taliban captures a spy dog, and Patrick Kennedy discusses Project SAM.
Charlie Crist According to the
Department of Agriculture, one in six men eat pizza every day. The other five eat yesterday's pizza. February 11
Stephen launches a fundraiser for the U.S.
speed skating team, Buddy Cole helps athletes appear straight, Michael Sam comes out, and Charlie Crist discusses The Party's Over.
Stephen attends the White House State Dinner,
Bill O'Reilly gloats over his Obama interview, Shepard Smith recites the White House menu, and Godfrey Reggio talks Visitors.
Brian Greene Employers in Spain are getting rid of daytime naps. Meanwhile, employers in America are getting rid of nighttime sleep.
Jimmy Fallon to The Tonight Show, Piers Morgan offends the trans community, Janet Mock explores gender identity, and Brian Greene discusses World Science U.
Georgia is offering a license plate featuring The Confederate Flag. Well I certainly hope State Troopers don't use it to racially profile white people. February 19
U.S. ice dancers nab a gold medal, Buddy Cole investigates gay propaganda in Sochi,
Al-Qaeda members accidentally kill themselves, and Alexander Payne talks "Nebraska."
Bill O'Reilly accuses Stephen of mockery, Bode Miller discusses his Olympic win, Buddy Cole goes undercover in Sochi, and Stanley McChrystal talks "My Share of the Task."
Major League Baseball is eliminating Home Plate collisions. Apparently they violate baseball's long standing ban on action. February 24
A Dutch Olympics coach slams the U.S. speedskating team, protesters oust the
Ukrainian president, and Darlene Love talks 20 Feet From Stardom.
Huffington Post asks parents if their kid is Hitler, critics fume over military budget cuts, a lobby fights for paper, and St. Vincent performs "Digital Witness."
Meryl Davis & Charlie White
Michelle Obama tackles child obesity, a
Gumby thief terrorizes a small town, critics target Hillary Clinton's age, and Meryl Davis & Charlie White bask in Olympic glory.
Jeff Goldblum The Oscar's are on Sunday! Damn! I had Tuesday in our office pool.
Jan Brewer vetoes anti-gay legislation, a study suggests that race is subjective, the KKK embraces sci-fi technology, and Jeff Goldblum discusses "The Grand Budapest Hotel."
Slavery makes history at
the Oscars, an anti-Obamacare ad spreads falsehoods, Barbie poses for Sports Illustrated, and Caitlin Flanagan talks "The Dark Power of Fraternities."
Jaron Lanier Singapore is now the world's most expensive place to live. For the world's cheapest place, check your clothing label.
Stephen gives a primer on Crimea, Republicans blame Obama for the
Ukraine crisis, Steve King defends Arizona's anti-gay bill, and Jaron Lanier talks "Who Owns the Future?"
Beau Willimon Vladimir Putin has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Nice try Norway, he’s still going to invade.
Bill O'Reilly cites the "downside" of woman presidents, Chevron delivers pizza, Headline News targets the social media generation, and Beau Willimon talks " House of Cards."
Theaster Gates Staples is closing 225 stores, great, now where will I not find the ink cartridges that I need.
upskirt photography, teens pursue the " thigh gap," Warner Music holds " Happy Birthday" hostage, and Theaster Gates uses art to revitalize urban spaces.
"Pew! Pew! Pew!"
Neil deGrasse Tyson Daylight Savings Time started this weekend and I finally won the four month battle with my oven clock.
Atheists protest a cross displayed at the 9/11 memorial, a Kentucky church group hosts a gun giveaway, and Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses his Fox series, "Cosmos."
Ronan Farrow The E.U. wants to ban American cheese makers from using the name “Parmesan”. Fine, then they can’t use the name “Whiz”.
The Pope gets his own magazine, the Huffington Post investigates anal sex, the government sues Sprint over wiretapping fees, and Ronan Farrow discusses "Ronan Farrow Daily."
Obama appears on
, Between Two Ferns Liz Wahl discusses her resignation from Russia Today, the NSA hires an advice columnist, and Maria Shriver talks "Paycheck to Paycheck."
Recreational marijuana sales skyrocket in Colorado, Obama expands overtime pay for millions of Americans, and Simon Schama talks . The Story of the Jews
G.K. Butterfield gives a primer on North Carolina, cable news pundits embrace wild theories about Malaysia's missing plane, and Bryan Cranston discusses . All The Way
Former president Jimmy Carter visits The Report to discuss his lifelong passion for human rights and his book
A Call to Action.
Secret Service agents go on a bender, a Belgian baby gets a soccer contract, the Washington Redskins reach out to Native Americans, and Errol Morris talks "The Unknown Known."
Idaho has raised its speed limit to 80 MPH. Now we can get out of there even faster. March 27
Russia seizes Ukraine's
dolphin army, morning news shows pander to millennials, Hawaii's cops lose the right to have sex with prostitutes, and Darren Aronofsky talks Noah.
Apple announces ethnically diverse emoticons, Stephen responds to the #CancelColbert Twitter fiasco, and Biz Stone discusses his Jelly app and "Things A Little Bird Told Me."
Obamacare enrollment hits a major milestone, college athletes seek union rights, and John Malkovich chats about his movie Cesar Chavez.
"Silent But Deadly"
A U.N. report warns of devastating climate change, Tennessee seeks new death penalty drugs, aging tech workers resort to plastic surgery, and Dan Harris talks
Experts claim to have found the
Holy Grail, Emily Bazelon weighs in on money in politics, Bill O'Reilly embraces inequality, and Mark Mazzetti talks The Way of The Knife.
Jeb Bush defends illegal immigrants, Alaska outlaws drone-assisted hunting, a GOP candidate speaks at a cockfighting rally, and Edward Frenkel talks Love And Math.
Newly released FBI documents allege that Al Sharpton was a mob informant. He must have joined MSNBC as part of the witness protection program. April 8
A Senate report reveals that the
CIA made false claims about enhanced interrogation, Common Core math tests create mass confusion, and Jane Goodall talks Seeds of Hope.
Hillary Clinton announced that she may run for President. I have not been this shocked since Mitt Romney announced he ran for President. April 9
Internet bug causes panic, Andrew Sullivan weighs in on Brendan Eich's resignation from Mozilla, Obama pushes for equal pay, and Sheryl Sandberg talks Lean In.
David Letterman announces his retirement, Botox helps treat depression, Bill O'Reilly fights the grievance-industrial complex, and Sting performs The Last Ship.
Oscar Mayer is recalling ninety-six thousand pounds of hot dogs for containing cheese. Uggg... A hot dog being made with an identifiable food? Gross! April 21
Al Qaeda video tips off U.S. forces, critics advance conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton, a church embraces mixed martial arts, and Ken Burns talks The Address (see Gettysburg Address)
George Will The
Vatican Library is digitizing it's archives. So that the next Dan Brown novel will just be Robert Langdon alone with an iPad. April 22
U.S. Postal Service honors gay activist Harvey Milk, Stephen examines California's 29th district, and George Will talks A Nice Little Place On The North Side.
John Calipari Market analysts say that
iPad fever is cooling, meanwhile Kindle dysentery still runs rampant. April 23
Canada's middle class surges past that of the United States',
college athletes get unlimited snacks, a senator defends cockfighting, America faces a lime shortage due to disease, and John Calipari talks "Players First".
Supreme Court upholds a ban on affirmative action, a cattle rancher battles the federal government, and author George Saunders discusses Congratulations, By The Way.
Pope Francis grants sainthood to his predecessors, Paul Offit makes the case for vaccination, and Michael McFaul expands on Russia's complicated relationship with the U.S.
Robert Rodriguez There's a critical security flaw in
Internet Explorer, which is terrible news for anyone living in 1995. April 29
Donald Sterling lands in hot water over his racist remarks, Congress names a mountain after Reagan, Obama pushes for prisoner clemency, and Robert Rodriguez talks El Rey.
Audra McDonald A new project will give each MIT undergrad student 100 dollars worth of
Bitcoin... wait 60 dollars worth of bit coin... no, wait 800 dollars worth of bit coin. April 30
Syria's president runs for reelection, Clay Aiken discusses his bid for Congress, a lesbian trio gets married, and Audra McDonald talks Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill.
Jesse Watters mocks America's youth, CNN waits endlessly for news on Flight 370, and poet and musician Saul Williams talks about his role in Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me.
Edward O. Wilson
Sony has developed a 185 terabyte cassette. Finally, your mix tape can include two Phish songs. May 5
Virginia's 3rd District, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar weighs in on racism in America, and renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson talks A Window On Eternity.
Skidmore College is offering a course on Miley Cyrus. It's not that easy. There's a lot of home twerk. (Gives high-five to hand from under desk.) May 6
Rand Paul courts Rupert Murdoch at the Kentucky Derby, Georgia allows guns in public, Satanists build a statue in Oklahoma, and Bette Midler talks A View From A Broad.
David Remnick 17% of Americans say they'd have sex with a robot. The other 83% are liars.
A vibrating pill fights constipation, scientists discover the world's first female penis, violence escalates in Ukraine, and
The New Yorker's David Remnick talks The 40s.
Stephen interviews a vampire running for Congress,
Fox Business anchor Stu Varney gushes about his popular appeal, and Ellen Page talks X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Michael Sam becomes the NFL's first openly gay draft pick, conspiracy theories swirl around Monica Lewinsky's Vanity Fair essay, and Glenn Greenwald talks No Place To Hide.
The Black Keys
Pope Francis embraces socialism, Rosemary Nyirumbe talks #BringBackOurGirls, the Koch brothers target the Columbus Zoo, and The Black Keys perform a song from . Turn Blue
Keri Russell The CDC says half of Americans take prescription drugs. The other half are too drunk to open the child proof cap.
The pope declares that he would baptize Martians, climate change ( global warming) reaches the point of no return, Amazon secures a questionable patent, and Keri Russell talks The Americans.
Russia kicks the U.S. out of the
International Space Station, robots get lessons in morality, and Thomas Friedman talks . Years of Living Dangerously
Elizabeth Warren A man in Tennessee was arrested for attempting to have sex with an ATM. Even worse, he had to pay a penalty for early withdrawal.
Scientists embrace gender equality for lab rats, a product revolutionizes beef jerky, and Elizabeth Warren discusses the
financial industry and her memoir, A Fighting Chance.
The U.S. accuses China of cyber spying, Republicans take ferocious aim at Hillary Clinton, the E.U. offers people a clean slate on Google, and Matthew Weiner talks "Mad Men."
Eccentric candidates dominate Idaho's gubernatorial debate, a
Middle Eastern virus migrates to the U.S., and Patrick Stewart chats about X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Ray Mabus The restaurant industry says that fast food workers could soon be replaced by robots. Unfortunately, even robots can't live on minimum wage.
Paul Rieckhoff weighs in on a growing Veterans Affairs scandal, Marco Rubio dodges a question about his marijuana use, and Ray Mabus sheds light on the U.S. Navy.
Obama negotiates a prisoner swap with
the Taliban, a Florida man installs a firing range in his yard, and Thomas Piketty discusses Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Morgan Freeman This week marks the 25th Anniversary of
Tiananmen Square. Or as they call it in China, Tank Man Happy Day. June 3
Open-carry gun advocates make the NRA uncomfortable, Dan Esty weighs in on Obama's climate change initiative, and Morgan Freeman talks Through The Wormhole.
Female hurricanes cause more deaths than male ones, Sherman Alexie discusses the Amazon- Hachette feud, The Report educates the public, and Jonah Hill talks . 22 Jump Street
Chrissie Hynde A study found smoking marijuana can make men infertile. So remember, it you're going to have unprotected sex, get high first.
Conservatives scrutinize Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, North Korea invents a mushroom sports drink, football players sue the NFL, and Chrissie Hynde performs songs from Stockholm.
A GOP candidate changes his name in order to win Hispanic votes, Vincent van Gogh's ear finds new life at an art museum, and Esther Perel talks "Mating in Captivity."
A computer passes for a human being, a robot demands civil rights, the
Jacksonville Jaguars install swimming pools in their stadium, and John Waters talks Carsick.
"Debt or Prison"
Police in Arizona arrested a man who was trying to shoot the moon with a handgun. What an idiot, you gotta wait until it's full.
Tea Party challenger
David Brat defeats Eric Cantor, debtors' prison makes a comeback in the U.S., and Rob Rhinehart discusses his food substitute Soylent.
Ted Cruz drops his Canadian citizenship, Led Zeppelin faces a plagiarism lawsuit, Hans Beinholtz discusses the World Cup, and James Webb talks I Heard My Country Calling.
Ben Van Heuvelen discusses the ISIS threat in Iraq, a study finds that financial hardship can lead to racist attitudes, and Ta-Nehisi Coates talks
The Case for Reparations.
"A Darker Shade of Pale"
David Boies & Theodore B. Olson
Team USA defeats Ghana at the World Cup, Hispanics prove that being white is a choice, and David Boies and Theodore B. Olson discuss
Redeeming the Dream.
Katty Kay & Claire Shipman Police in Fresno California busted a meth lab in a retirement community. They got suspicious when no one there had any teeth.
The RNC sends a giant squirrel after Hillary Clinton, Thad Cochran reminisces about indecent acts with animals, and Katty Kay and Claire Shipman talk
The Confidence Code.
Dick Cheney slams Obama over Iraq, Doritos unveils experimental flavors, an app reduces all messages to "yo," and Jay Carney chats about being White House press secretary.
ties Portugal in the World Cup, Mark Mazzetti discusses U.S. military advisers in Iraq, a handsome mug shot goes viral, and John Green talks The Fault In Our Stars.
Edie Falco A new study says casual sex may be good for you. Well... it was good for me...
ISIS militants invade the
Twittersphere, Ben & Jerry's becomes GMO-free, New York lawmakers ban tiger selfies, and Edie Falco talks about Showtime's Nurse Jackie.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Obama raises eyebrows at a Chipotle, John Burnett discusses America's child immigrant crisis, and Eleanor Holmes Norton reflects on Mississippi's Freedom Summer.
Keith Ablow floats a conspiracy theory about the World Cup, North Carolina upholds a possum-dropping tradition, and Paul Rudd chats about They Came Together.
Jad Abumrad & Robert Krulwich My show was nominated for six Emmys and it had nothing to do with all my lesbian prison sex.
The World Cup draws to an end,
John Boehner sues Obama, a company invents a beverage-identifying cup, and Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich talk . Radiolab
Obama develops a case of senioritis, bears continue to threaten America, and Google's Vint Cerf describes his role in co-creating the Internet.
Bill de Blasio
Rick Perry faces criticism over his fashion choices, Joe Quesada discusses Captain America's replacement, and Bill de Blasio weighs in on the challenges facing New Yorkers.
Steven M. Wise
A Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in Ukraine, conservatives react to the child immigrant crisis, coal rollers embrace pollution, and Steven M. Wise talks
Rattling the Cage.
Nancy Pelosi The world's second richest man says we should have a three day work week. Now you know why he's only the second richest man.
Tensions rise over the downing of
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Edan Lepucki's "California" becomes a best seller, and Nancy Pelosi discusses the "Middle Class Jumpstart" plan.
Rep. Steve Pearce investigates the child immigrant problem, P.K. Winsome offers advice on impeaching Obama, and Julia Ioffe discusses the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Mary Mazzio & Oscar Vazquez
Tim Draper discusses his "Six Californias" initiative, Lowe's employees deliver top-notch health care for veterans, and Mary Mazzio and Oscar Vazquez talk "Underwater Dreams."
Darth Vader polls higher than all 2016 presidential candidates, slams conservatives, a typo threatens Obamacare, and Elon Musk shares his visionary technology. True Blood
"See No Equal"
panel at The Hobbit Comic-Con, a luxury apartment complex includes a " poor door", and Beck performs a song off his album Morning Phase.
Jon Batiste and Stay Human
A week's worth of horrible news weighs on Stephen,
Sarah Palin launches her own TV channel, and Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform a song off their album "Social Music."
Orlando Bloom throws a punch at Justin Bieber, Allan Sloan discusses corporate tax dodgers, nudity becomes a big hit on reality TV, and James Franco talks "Child of God."
Obama supports putting women on U.S. currency, controversy swirls around coverage of the Gaza crisis, Satan sends text messages, and Campbell Brown talks education reform.
Pat Buchanan & John W. Dean
Stephen commemorates the
40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Pat Buchanan discusses The Greatest Comeback, and John Dean talks The Nixon Defense.
Open-carry gun supporters publish a children's book, Hillary Clinton discusses , and James Cameron talks about Hard Choices . DeepSea Challenge 3D
Kim Jong-un tours a lube factory, Rand Paul runs away from immigration activists, a five-year-old gives a stellar TV interview, and Michael Fassbender chats about . Frank
Brian Chesky Hawaii is facing back-to-back hurricanes. So just when they're saying aloha to one, they'll be saying aloha to another.
The Ebola panic spreads across America,
Vladimir Putin bans food from the West, Stephen takes sides in a sandwich showdown, and Brian Chesky chats about his company, Airbnb.
Jeff Bridges & Lois Lowry
The Report wins the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Series, Stephen chats with Rep. Marcia Fudge about Ohio's 11th District, and Jeff Bridges and Lois Lowry talk "The Giver."
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