The Zen and the Damaged

A fan site for fake newspeople

All the different faces and versions of Colbert.

Work in progress. For the current state of the images, see the wallpaper, with a special guest appearance by the God Machine.

“I celebrate myself and sing myself;
And what I assume, you shall assume…
Do I contradict myself?
Very well, then, I contradict myself;
(I am large–I contain multitudes.)”

Past and Future Versions

Ickle Stephen

Reporting from the moon!

Local-news Stephen

Past version, as seen in various segments about News 7 at Noon.

The Undercover Reporter

As seen in America: The Book.

Daily Show Stephen

With flak jacket (lots and lots of segments).

Normal Stephen

Sometimes splits into red-tie-Stephen and blue-tie-Stephen. Pictured with namesake and adopted eagle son, Stephen Junior.

Future Stephen

Found in I Am America, this clip.


Esteban Colberto

As seen in excerpts of Colberto Reporto Gigante.

Steve Col-Bert

Appeared on the show April 22.

Romulan St’e’pha’n Kh’olber’t

Briefly invaded in this segment.

Stephane ColberT

Stephen’s French-Canadian alter ego.

Jermaine Maine

Totally loves Miley Cyrus.

Pocket Stephen

Hangs out with Dennis Kucinich.

Stephen’s Cardboard Cutout

Very useful!

Alternate Universes

Tek Jansen

As seen in millions of books. Pictured with Raven (Wigfield – not technically in the TCR universe, but Tek wouldn’t be Tek without a beautiful woman on his arm).

Liberal Stephen

As seen in The Wørd, October 2, 2007: Troops Out Now.

Happy Stephen

From the ThreatDown, December 10, 2008: Happiness.

Jon Has Alternates Too

Giovanni Stewarto

From the Daily Show’s Italian franchise: Lo Show Giornale con Giovanni Stewarto.


Cloning is illegal, so Jon’s backup self had better stay off-camera.


These…are those glasses.

Featured Posts

Moontower Interview: Hasan Minhaj

By Robert Faires Source Getting hired as a correspondent for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart was, without question, a great break for Hasan Minhaj. But it isn’t as if the 29-year-old comedian was sitting around waiting for his cell to ring. This is a guy who in just a few years has made a mark in stand-up, […]

October 2nd, 2013: The Taping ReporT!

By Anna-Neko Source This was my second time going (went with a friend last year), and just the day before got to experience ‘The Daily Show’ too!

You Know You’re A Fake News Junkie When…

If you exhibit more than four of these symptoms, consult your doctor. That, or go into politics. Studies show you’re knowledgeable enough for it.

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