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The DNA profile of Stephen Colbert

Are you related to the American satirist?

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The DNA of an American Satirist

Stephen Colbert is a prominent American comedian, writer, producer and television host, who gained notoriety especially for his presentation of the witty and ironic late night show "The Late Show" on CBS. Colbert is known for his sharp wit, wry approach to politics and ability to address difficult issues at an entertaining level.

Born May 13, 1964, Colbert grew up in South Carolina in a large family of eleven children. He was orphaned at an early age: His father and two of his brothers died in a plane crash when Colbert was only 10 years old. That loss profoundly shaped him and affected his humor and personal philosophy.

Looking at his genealogical findings, we find that Colbert has Irish roots. His maternal ancestors were Irish immigrants who settled in America in the 19th century. On his father's side, the family is also from Ireland. Colbert is proud of his Irish heritage and has made that known publicly several times.

Colbert graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and later graduated from the prestigious Northwestern University. After graduation, he joined the famed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, where he perfected his improvisational theater skills and took his first steps into the comedy world.

His career took off when he made a name for himself as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Colbert's satirical character and political comedy style on the show were so popular that he was given his own spin-off show called "The Colbert Report," which aired on Comedy Central.

At the height of his Comedy Central show's success, Colbert moved to CBS to take over "The Late Show" after longtime host David Letterman retired in 2015. Colbert's version of the show often focuses on political issues, with a mix of comedy, satire and more serious interviews.

In summary, Stephen Colbert is an iconic figure in the world of political comedy. Through his work, he has not only made millions of people laugh, but also stimulated political discussion. His charitable work, his heritage, and his devotion to his family and faith, combined with his appreciation of his Irish roots, make him a multi-faceted figure in the mainstream media.

Stephen Colbert belonged to Haplogroup K in the maternal line.

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