The BEST Episodes of The Colbert Report

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 2, 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
Mark W. Moffett

#5 - Mark W. Moffett

Season 7 - Episode 32 - Aired Mar 3, 2011

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

star 9.40
5 votes
The Black Belles

#6 - The Black Belles

Season 7 - Episode 82 - Aired Jun 23, 2011

Jack White presents "Charlene II (I'm Over You)," and Stephen performs with the Black Belles.

star 9.33
3 votes
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers

#7 - Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers

Season 7 - Episode 37 - Aired Mar 21, 2011

Stephen's self-portrait goes up for auction, and Steve Martin does some bluegrass.

star 9.25
4 votes
Ayman Mohyeldin

#8 - Ayman Mohyeldin

Season 7 - Episode 38 - Aired Mar 22, 2011

The art world buzzes about Stephen's portrait, and Ayman Mohyeldin talks in the Situation Mosque.

star 9.25
4 votes
Piers Gibbon

#9 - Piers Gibbon

Season 7 - Episode 44 - Aired Mar 31, 2011

The Wisconsin anti-union law faces trouble, and Piers Gibbon talks about cannibalism.

star 9.25
4 votes
Sir David Tang

#10 - Sir David Tang

Season 7 - Episode 47 - Aired Apr 6, 2011

Stephen prepares for the royal wedding, and David Tang corrects celebrity rumors.

star 9.25
4 votes
Jeff Greenfield

#11 - Jeff Greenfield

Season 7 - Episode 48 - Aired Apr 7, 2011

Stephen gets ready for the royal wedding and talks to Jeff Greenfield about alternate histories.

star 9.25
4 votes
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

#12 - Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage

Season 7 - Episode 49 - Aired Apr 11, 2011

Walgreens offers Pap smears, and Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage test the blue ice myth.

star 9.25
4 votes
Ray Kurzweil

#13 - Ray Kurzweil

Season 7 - Episode 50 - Aired Apr 12, 2011

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

star 9.25
4 votes
Ron Paul

#14 - Ron Paul

Season 7 - Episode 53 - Aired Apr 25, 2011

n this episode, Stephen recovers from a Catholic bender, and Donald Trump leads in the potential Republican candidate polls. Masturbation cures restless leg syndrome, and Ron Paul criticizes the Federal Reserve.

star 9.25
4 votes
Francis Fukuyama

#15 - Francis Fukuyama

Season 7 - Episode 57 - Aired May 2, 2011

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

star 9.17
6 votes
Tim Robbins

#16 - 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

#17 - 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

#18 - 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

#19 - 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

#20 - 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

#21 - 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

#22 - 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
Joshua Foer

#23 - Joshua Foer

Season 7 - Episode 33 - Aired Mar 7, 2011

Stephen examines new questions about Obama's past and asks Joshua Foer where he put his car keys.

star 9.00
3 votes
Dan Sinker

#24 - Dan Sinker

Season 7 - Episode 34 - Aired Mar 8, 2011

Congress bans the sale of traditional light bulbs, and Dan Sinker impersonates Rahm Emanuel.

star 9.00
5 votes
David Brooks

#25 - David Brooks

Season 7 - Episode 35 - Aired Mar 9, 2011

Clarence Thomas may have a conflict of interest, and David Brooks talks about "The Social Animal."

star 9.00
3 votes