Understanding Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC as a Real-World Improv Scene

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This is a pretty great long article about Stephen Colbert, the other Stephen Colbert, and the new Stephen Colbert - the different levels of character he portrays on the Colbert Report and, increasingly, in the real world. It traces his political activity back to Colbert’s Chicago roots, ultimately viewing the Colbert Super PAC as “an extended improvisation with no end in sight.” The piece also gets into Colbert’s history in a way not that isn’t often covered, from childhood and his years as an aspiring serious actor to his reluctance to tie The Colbert Report to the news cycle. Get a-reading!