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.
#1 - Rep. Patrick Murphy
Season 4 - Episode 51 - Aired Apr 17, 2008
Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Patrick Murphy.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - Piers Gibbon
Season 7 - Episode 44 - Aired Mar 31, 2011
The Wisconsin anti-union law faces trouble, and Piers Gibbon talks about cannibalism.
#10 - Sir David Tang
Season 7 - Episode 47 - Aired Apr 6, 2011
Stephen prepares for the royal wedding, and David Tang corrects celebrity rumors.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#16 - Tim Robbins
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 17, 2005
Stephen Colbert welcomes star of "Zathura", Tim Robbins!
#17 - Anderson Cooper
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 6, 2005
Stephen Colbert welcomes the Host of "Anderson Cooper 360", Anderson Cooper!
#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.
#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.
#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.
#21 - Jeffrey Katzenberg
Season 6 - Episode 54 - Aired Apr 20, 2010
Tonight Stephen welcomes the chief executive of Dreamworks animation, Jeffrey Katzenberg.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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."