The Best Episodes of The Colbert Report

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2018

Tune in to The Colbert Report, as Stephen Colbert gives his own take on the issues of the day, and more importantly, to tell you why everyone else's take is just plain wrong. The series is a variety/news show revolving around Colbert's TV persona, a parody of opinionated cable news personalities like Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Joe Scarborough.

Rebecca Skloot

#1 - Rebecca Skloot

Season 6 - Episode 38

Stephen examines the way Americans eat and talks to Rebecca Skloot about the ethics of science.

star 10.00
1 votes
Neil DeGrasse Tyson

#2 - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Season 4 - Episode 85

Tonight Stephen welcomes astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Also, Stephen talks with architecture critic and author of Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York, Paul Goldberger.

star 10.00
1 votes
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Barbara Ehrenriech

#3 - Barbara Ehrenriech

Season 4 - Episode 83

Tonight Stephen welcomes political satirist and author of This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation, Barbara Ehrenriech.

star 10.00
1 votes
Rep. Patrick Murphy

#4 - Rep. Patrick Murphy

Season 4 - Episode 51

Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Patrick Murphy.

star 10.00
1 votes
Anne-Marie Slaughter

#5 - Anne-Marie Slaughter

Season 8 - Episode 121

Katie Holmes divorces Tom Cruise, Mitt Romney retroactively retires from Bain Capital, Starbucks hits funeral homes, and Anne-Marie Slaughter talks career choice and family.

star 9.12
19 votes
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Arianna Huffington

#6 - Arianna Huffington

Season 8 - Episode 88

Mitt Romney seeks a bland running mate, Tennessee outlaws "gateway sexual activity" education, survivalists plan for the unthinkable, and Arianna Huffington talks journalism.

star 9.00
17 votes
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Indecision 2008: America's Choice

#7 - Indecision 2008: America's Choice

Season 4 - Episode 143

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart report live from Indecision World Headquarters where Comedy Central has rounded up the best researchers and consultants (that it can afford) to provide shallow analysis, obscure factoids, random guesses and pointless sound.

star 9.00
2 votes
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Stephen Bosworth

#8 - Stephen Bosworth

Season 6 - Episode 10

Stephen attempts to make an Olympic team, and Stephen Bosworth talks about North Korea.

star 9.00
1 votes
Claire McCaskill

#9 - Claire McCaskill

Season 6 - Episode 41

Stephen breeds the elderly in captivity, and Claire McCaskill sends a message to Rush Limbaugh.

star 9.00
2 votes
Jeffrey Katzenberg

#10 - Jeffrey Katzenberg

Season 6 - Episode 54

Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief executive of Dreamworks animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg.

star 9.00
1 votes
Gary Johnson

#11 - Gary Johnson

Season 6 - Episode 65

Tonight Stephen welcomes the former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson, Also, Stephen talks with George Washington University's Scheherazade Rehman about the Greek bailout.

star 9.00
1 votes
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Anderson Cooper

#12 - Anderson Cooper

Season 1 - Episode 26

Stephen Colbert welcomes the Host of "Anderson Cooper 360", Anderson Cooper!

star 9.00
1 votes
The Roots

#13 - The Roots

Season 4 - Episode 49

Tonight Stephen welcomes Grammy Award winning musical group The Roots.

star 9.00
1 votes
Tim Robbins

#14 - Tim Robbins

Season 1 - Episode 20

Stephen Colbert welcomes star of "Zathura", Tim Robbins!

star 9.00
1 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Laura Krafft, Jay Katsir, Peter Gwinn, Eric Drysdale, Stephen Colbert
Mark W. Moffett

#15 - Mark W. Moffett

Season 7 - Episode 32

Stephen fights Jimmy Fallon over his new ice cream flavor, and Mark Moffett talks about bees.

star 8.99
8 votes

#16 - Grimmy

Season 11 - Episode 40

Stephen weighs in on his impressive legacy, Grimmy resorts to violence, friends of the show join a massive sing-along, and The Report draws to a spectacular close.

star 8.92
138 votes
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Lena Dunham

#17 - Lena Dunham

Season 8 - Episode 97

Newt Gingrich suspends his campaign and backs Mitt Romney, Stephen tracks a Super PAC rival, Buzz Aldrin presents a space award, and writer Lena Dunham talks "Girls."

star 8.91
22 votes
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Steve Coll

#18 - Steve Coll

Season 8 - Episode 112

Marijuana legalization can win elections, Super PACs raise more money than ad space, Xiaflex treatment corrects curved penises, and Steve Coll examines ExxonMobil.

star 8.88
17 votes
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Jack White

#19 - Jack White

Season 8 - Episode 93

Republicans attack Barack Obama's slow jam, Stephen releases the first Super Fun Pack treasure hunt clue, and Jack White discusses his solo album and rare marketing ploy.

star 8.88
15 votes
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Michelle Obama

#20 - Michelle Obama

Season 8 - Episode 84

Troops and their families face unique economic challenges, Stephen trains a Marine to be a pundit, and Michelle Obama voices support for military families.

star 8.88
23 votes
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Ray Kurzweil

#21 - Ray Kurzweil

Season 7 - Episode 50

Mitt Romney throws his hat in the ring, and Ray Kurzweil says man and machine are becoming one.

star 8.88
8 votes
Dr George Church

#22 - Dr George Church

Season 9 - Episode 4

Mitt Romney pledges to defund PBS, Chris Matthews berates Barack Obama, Pennsylvania rules against voter ID laws, and Harvard geneticist George Church explores DNA.

star 8.87
8 votes
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Diane Keaton

#23 - Diane Keaton

Season 8 - Episode 94

Chen Guangcheng escapes house arrest, Missouri wants to outlaw sexuality dialogue in schools, companies offer "concealed carry" clothing, and Diane Keaton promotes her memoir.

star 8.86
21 votes
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Francis Fukuyama

#24 - Francis Fukuyama

Season 7 - Episode 57

Stephen throws a "We Got Bin Laden" party, and Francis Fukuyama warns of the Chinese threat.

star 8.82
10 votes
Andrew Sullivan

#25 - Andrew Sullivan

Season 8 - Episode 49

Rick Santorum panders to the elderly, Maurice Sendak discusses his literary work, and Andrew Sullivan praises Barack Obama's greatest accomplishments.

star 8.81
17 votes
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