Sign Off - Sixth Anniversary Portrait

  • Aired:  10/18/11
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In honor of The Report's sixth anniversary, Stephen unveils his latest portrait, and New York's Chelsea Market exhibits behind-the-scenes photos from the show. (2:26)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

NATION, TONIGHT IS THE SIX-YEAR

ANNIVERSARY OF "THE COLBERT

REPORT."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I KNOW IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE

BECAUSE IT WAS ACTUALLY LAST

NIGHT.

AND AS PART OF THIS YEAR'S

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, THE

CHELSEA MARKET AT 9th AVENUE AND

15th STREET HERE IN NEW YORK IS

STAGING AN ART EXHIBITION OF

BEHIND-THE-SCENES PHOTOGRAPHY

FROM THE FIRST SIX YEARS OF "THE

COLBERT REPORT."

BUT DON'T WORRY, ALL THE NUDES

ARE TASTEFUL.

(LAUGHTER)

AGAIN, MY APOLOGIES TO DORIS

KEARNS GOODWIN.

ALL OF THESE RARE PHOTOGRAPHS

ARE FOR SALE WITH PROCEEDS GOING

TO BENEFIT DONORS CHOOSE WHICH

SUPPORTS PROJECTS IN PUBLIC

SCHOOLS ACROSS AMERICA.

OF COURSE THERE'S ONLY ONE

GALLERY I ATTEND BECAUSE EVERY

YEAR IT'S GOT MY NEWPORT RATE.

AND BECAUSE IT SERVES FREE WINE.

SO...

(APPLAUSE)

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, LADIES AND

GENTLEMEN, MY PORTRAIT FOR YEAR

SEVEN.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AREN'T I

BEAUTIFUL?

THIS YEAR I'M PORTRAYED HOLDING

THE S.E.C. RULING THAT ALLOWED

ME TO FORM COLBERT SUPERPAC AND

BECOME A WASHINGTON POWER

PLAYER.

HOW BIG A PLAYER?

LET'S JUST SAY I'M NOT LEGALLY

REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE THAT

INFORMATION.

(LAUGHTER)

ALL THANKS TO THE SUPREME

COURT'S RULING THAT MONEY EQUALS

FREE SPEECH AND AS YOU CAN SEE

YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SO MUCH

FREEDOM IT IS SPILLING OUT OF MY

SLEEVES.

THANKS FOR SIX GREAT YEARS,

EVERYBODY.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY ON THE

CREW, ALL MY WRITERS, NERVE

PRODUCTION, EVERYBODY AT THE

NETWORK, BUT ESPECIALLY YOU THE

AUDIENCE.

YOUR LOYALTY AND YOUR SUPPORT

MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME BUT NOT

AS MUCH AS YOUR MONEY DOES.

(LAUGHTER)

SO HERE'S TO SIX MORE.

GOOD NIGHT!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

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