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In 2010, Stephen Colbert was still hosting “The Colbert Report” as a fiery over-the-top conservative pundit who brought news in the form of laughter to homes all over the nation.

His character, who he left behind when he took over “Late Night” for David Letterman, was larger than life. Even in serious situations, he commanded control of the room.

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During September of that year, Colbert was called to testify before a House subcommittee with the intention of discussing immigration reform.


As always, Colbert’s character drew laughter with his wild statements, such as, “I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American, sliced by a Guatemalan and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian.”

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Since losing Colbert, Comedy Central has struggled to revive its late-night lineup, and things just haven’t been the same.

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