Possibly the most intelligent man gracing the television today, Steven Colbert has a large audience of disgruntled, politically aware 13-30 year olds who tend to become fanatical when they finally become an audience member of Colbert's live-filmed talk show. Colbert's tongue-in-cheek approach to comedy is highly effective, in part due to the outrageous character he has made himself into. Colbert's character is actually a caricture of America's conservative, republican population, whose backwards thinking and ridiculously contrary attitude is easy to mock. Steven Colbert has become somewhat of a modest celebrity thanks to his political commentary, appearing in an issue of GQ and booking notorious political, literary and artistic celebrities himself.
"Hey, have you heard about Steven Colbert?"
"Pfft, who hasn't, he's only the most intelligent man gracing television today."