When Stephen Colbert was in high school, he was the most popular comedian on the planet.
Now, as host of CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen “The Dude” Colbert, he is considered a cult figure.
He is also a man whose work has become the stuff of legend.
For the past 30 years, his career has made it all the way to the top of the charts on the charts.
From being an internet sensation in the ’90s, to becoming the first TV host to ever win the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, Colbert has been in every possible spotlight in every conceivable way.
His most recent achievement is being nominated for the 2015 Emmys for Outcomedy and Outstanding Variety Series.
Here’s what we learned about the man who invented the internet.
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For more information on the TV series, watch the documentary Stephen Colbert: The Making of Stephen “Mr. Colbert” Colbert: An Interview.