The Colbert Report

The BEST episodes of The Colbert Report

Every episode of The Colbert Report ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Colbert Report!

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.

Last Updated: 6/30/2022Network: Comedy Central
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Rep. Patrick Murphy
star
10.00
29 votes

#1 - Rep. Patrick Murphy

Season 4 - Episode 51 - Aired 4/17/2008

Tonight Stephen welcomes Pennsylvania Congressman Rep. Patrick Murphy.

Barbara Ehrenriech
star
10.00
29 votes

#2 - Barbara Ehrenriech

Season 4 - Episode 83 - Aired 6/23/2008

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

Rebecca Skloot
star
10.00
29 votes

#3 - Rebecca Skloot

Season 6 - Episode 38 - Aired 3/16/2010

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

Neil DeGrasse Tyson
star
9.87
31 votes

#4 - Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Season 4 - Episode 85 - Aired 6/25/2008

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.

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Tim Robbins
star
9.00
29 votes

#5 - Tim Robbins

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/17/2005

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

Directors: Jim Hoskinson
Anderson Cooper
star
9.00
29 votes

#6 - Anderson Cooper

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 12/6/2005

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

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Indecision 2008: America's Choice
star
9.00
2 votes

#7 - Indecision 2008: America's Choice

Season 4 - Episode 143 - Aired 11/4/2008

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.

Stephen Bosworth
star
9.00
28 votes

#8 - Stephen Bosworth

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/19/2010

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

Claire McCaskill
star
9.00
58 votes

#9 - Claire McCaskill

Season 6 - Episode 41 - Aired 3/29/2010

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

Jeffrey Katzenberg
star
9.00
29 votes

#10 - Jeffrey Katzenberg

Season 6 - Episode 54 - Aired 4/20/2010

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

Gary Johnson
star
9.00
29 votes

#11 - Gary Johnson

Season 6 - Episode 65 - Aired 5/10/2010

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.

Conn Iggulden
star
8.96
90 votes

#12 - Conn Iggulden

Season 6 - Episode 58 - Aired 4/27/2010

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

Dr George Church
star
8.95
65 votes

#13 - Dr George Church

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/4/2012

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

Lisa Miller
star
8.94
89 votes

#14 - Lisa Miller

Season 6 - Episode 70 - Aired 6/2/2010

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

Deepak Chopra
star
8.93
60 votes

#15 - Deepak Chopra

Season 6 - Episode 67 - Aired 5/12/2010

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

Robert Reich
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8.92
60 votes

#16 - Robert Reich

Season 6 - Episode 130 - Aired 10/11/2010

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

Bob Costas
star
8.87
31 votes

#17 - Bob Costas

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired 12/13/2005

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

Steve Carell
star
8.87
31 votes

#18 - Steve Carell

Season 6 - Episode 90 - Aired 7/7/2010

Actor and old friend Steve Carell faces off against Stephen Colbert

The Roots
star
8.84
31 votes

#19 - The Roots

Season 4 - Episode 49 - Aired 4/15/2008

Tonight Stephen welcomes Grammy Award winning musical group The Roots.

Robert Baer
star
8.84
31 votes

#20 - Robert Baer

Season 6 - Episode 37 - Aired 3/15/2010

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

Dr Michio Kaku
star
8.84
31 votes

#21 - Dr Michio Kaku

Season 6 - Episode 88 - Aired 7/5/2010

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

John Sexton
star
8.83
70 votes

#22 - John Sexton

Season 9 - Episode 73 - Aired 3/7/2013

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.

Wade Graham
star
8.70
91 votes

#23 - Wade Graham

Season 7 - Episode 56 - Aired 4/28/2011

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

Jane Goodall
star
8.68
114 votes

#24 - Jane Goodall

Season 10 - Episode 88 - Aired 4/8/2014

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.

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Elizabeth Warren
star
8.67
90 votes

#25 - Elizabeth Warren

Season 6 - Episode 61 - Aired 5/3/2010

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.

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