The BEST Episodes of The Colbert Report

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 4, 2020

Network: Comedy Central

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.

Rep. Patrick Murphy

#1 - Rep. Patrick Murphy

Season 4 - Episode 51 - Aired Apr 17, 2008

Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Patrick Murphy.

star 10.00
29 votes
Barbara Ehrenriech

#2 - Barbara Ehrenriech

Season 4 - Episode 83 - Aired Jun 23, 2008

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

star 10.00
29 votes
Rebecca Skloot

#3 - Rebecca Skloot

Season 6 - Episode 38 - Aired Mar 16, 2010

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

star 10.00
29 votes
Neil DeGrasse Tyson

#4 - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Season 4 - Episode 85 - Aired Jun 25, 2008

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 9.87
31 votes
Tim Robbins

#5 - Tim Robbins

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 17, 2005

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

star 9.00
29 votes
Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Writers: Eric Drysdale, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Peter Gwinn, Stephen Colbert
Anderson Cooper

#6 - Anderson Cooper

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 6, 2005

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

star 9.00
29 votes
Indecision 2008: America's Choice

#7 - Indecision 2008: America's Choice

Season 4 - Episode 143 - Aired Nov 4, 2008

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
Stephen Bosworth

#8 - Stephen Bosworth

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Jan 19, 2010

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

star 9.00
28 votes
Claire McCaskill

#9 - Claire McCaskill

Season 6 - Episode 41 - Aired Mar 29, 2010

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

star 9.00
58 votes
Jeffrey Katzenberg

#10 - Jeffrey Katzenberg

Season 6 - Episode 54 - Aired Apr 20, 2010

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

star 9.00
29 votes
Gary Johnson

#11 - Gary Johnson

Season 6 - Episode 65 - Aired May 10, 2010

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
29 votes
Dr George Church

#12 - Dr George Church

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 2012

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 8.98
64 votes
Conn Iggulden

#13 - Conn Iggulden

Season 6 - Episode 58 - Aired Apr 27, 2010

Tonight Stephen welcomes the co-author of The Dangerous Book of Heroes, Conn Iggulden.

star 8.96
90 votes
Lisa Miller

#14 - Lisa Miller

Season 6 - Episode 70 - Aired Jun 2, 2010

Stephen shows shocking footage from Spain, and Lisa Miller spends seven minutes in Heaven.

star 8.94
89 votes
Deepak Chopra

#15 - Deepak Chopra

Season 6 - Episode 67 - Aired May 12, 2010

Tonight Stephen welcomes self help guru and author of The Shadow Effect: Illuminating the Hidden Power of Your True Self, Deepak Chopra.

star 8.93
60 votes
Robert Reich

#16 - Robert Reich

Season 6 - Episode 130 - Aired Oct 11, 2010

Muslims might take over the food supply, and Robert Reich talks about the future of the U.S. economy.

star 8.92
60 votes
Bob Costas

#17 - Bob Costas

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Dec 13, 2005

Stephen Colbert welcomes the host of "Costas Now" and sports commentator, Bob Costas!

star 8.87
31 votes
Steve Carell

#18 - Steve Carell

Season 6 - Episode 90 - Aired Jul 7, 2010

Actor and old friend Steve Carell faces off against Stephen Colbert

star 8.87
31 votes
The Roots

#19 - The Roots

Season 4 - Episode 49 - Aired Apr 15, 2008

Tonight Stephen welcomes Grammy Award winning musical group The Roots.

star 8.84
31 votes
Robert Baer

#20 - Robert Baer

Season 6 - Episode 37 - Aired Mar 15, 2010

Stephen questions the media's focus and asks Robert Baer if the squirrel is in the basket.

star 8.84
31 votes
Dr Michio Kaku

#21 - Dr Michio Kaku

Season 6 - Episode 88 - Aired Jul 5, 2010

Stephen joins Cindy Cohn on the Internet and talks to Michio Kaku about invisibility cloaks.

star 8.84
31 votes
John Sexton

#22 - John Sexton

Season 9 - Episode 73 - Aired Mar 7, 2013

Rand Paul talks for 13 hours, North Korea creates an ominous music video, "The Bachelor" incites emotionally-charged staring, and John Sexton compares baseball and religion.

star 8.83
70 votes
Jane Goodall

#23 - Jane Goodall

Season 10 - Episode 88 - Aired Apr 8, 2014

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.

star 8.71
112 votes
Wade Graham

#24 - Wade Graham

Season 7 - Episode 56 - Aired Apr 28, 2011

Stephen travels to England for the royal wedding, and asks Wade Graham about Covent Garden.

star 8.70
91 votes
Elizabeth Warren

#25 - Elizabeth Warren

Season 6 - Episode 61 - Aired May 3, 2010

Tonight Stephen welcomes Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren. Also, Stephen talks with the president of the Salt Institute Lori Roman and the executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael Jacobson about salt intake regulation.

star 8.67
90 votes