"Colbert Report" viewers were likely crying instead of laughing when they tuned in to Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night.
The Comedy Central host opened the episode with a frank and touching tribute to his late mother Lorna Colbert, honoring her following her death last week at the age of 92.
Colbert worked to maintain his composure as he explained to his audience that he'd been away for the past week due to his mom's passing.
"I want to thank everybody who offered their thoughts and prayers," he said. "If you watch this show, and you like this show, that's because of everybody that works here, and I'm lucky to be one of them. But when you watch the show, if you also like me, that's because of my mom."
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He went on to describe his mom's upbringing in Larchmont, New York, as photos of his mother in her younger years were shared on the screen. She met her future husband and father of her kids at age 12, Colbert said, noting that she must've driven him crazy "because they were married and promptly had 11 children."
"She made a very loving home for us. No fight between siblings could end without hugs and kisses, though hugs never needed a reason in her house. ... She was fun," Colbert recalled, pausing to recompose himself. "She knew more than her share of tragedy, losing her brother and her husband and three of her sons. But her love for her family and her faith in God somehow gave her the strength not only to somehow go on but to love life without bitterness, and to instill in all of us a gratitude for every day we have together."
While it may sound "greedy" to crave more time with someone who lived to see 92, the fact that she had a long life "does not diminish but only magnifies the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut," Colbert said.
Closing out his tribute and preparing to switch over into his "Colbert Report" character, the host paused to remember an exchange he had with his mom last week.
"When I was leaving her, I leaned over and I said 'Mom, I'm going back to New York to do the show.' And she said, 'I can't wait to see it. I wouldn't miss it for the world.'"
For a guy from a huge family ( 11 ) he sure likes to make fun of anti abortion people. Seem he was a great candidate for the waste basket.
you are a loser to take the time to write this hateful message
Stop sniveling over your dead mother. She probably hated you and your kooky ear. Try growing your hair longer. Maybe that will help. And ha ha on your creepy sister losing the election. Toooo baaaad
sounds like a bunch of hateful inbreds who call themselves "christian" taking the time to write these nasty messages..
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EF U and your sleazy good for nothing, baby mill, mother. And go fix your mutant looking ear.
I love Lord Toronaga. Colbert deserves any insult thrown at him. His sleazy mother deserves no better.
Something is seriously wrong with you two.
what a hateful animal you are lord toronaga
My Condoleances on your Mothers Passing. Keep your Head up and keep the Comedy Coming Funny show Reporting.TEC ONE DJT.
according to healthy couples....tread your own path is a form of manipulation too make the other feel guilty
Step back trolls! I will defend Colbert with my life and turds!!!! UNtouchable!!!!
Who gives a rat's aorta what Colbert feels - the guy is such a phony this 'tribute' is probably just another of his endless attempts at being relevant. The whole premise of his TV persona is to mock patriotism and traditional values but when it finally hits home we're all supposed to pity this loser. No thanks. Hey Stephen! DON'T CARE.
"Mock patriotism and traditional values!" His whole persona is to mock the hypocrites who pretend or believe they are patriotic and uphold traditional values. Maybe you're one of those hypocrites, if you're offended by him.
What a maroon!
He used a few minutes of his very popular show to give a moving tribute to his late mother. I'm so glad you don't have the same opportunity. It would likely be the same whiny drivel that you posted here. Colbert definitely wins.
You stupid idiot. What kind of name is Goethe Forthe anyway!? Boooooooooo!!!!!!!
probably thinks Goethe is pronounced "go-eth," and that's he's being clever by saying "go-eth forth." In reality, Goethe is pronounced more like "ger-tuh."
It is pronounced go-eth. Just like his namesake, Amon Goeth.
just laugh at her she's so sad..
Beautifully done. His mom would've been proud!
or did you not pick up on that?
"He's a comedian, you brainless twit... or did you not pick up on that?" Why is that an excuse??? Bill Maher publicly called Sarah Palin the 'C' word and her child 'retarded' and, even after openly admitting to genuinely hating Sarah Palin, he still gets a free pass because "he's a comedian". Rubbish. Like Jon Stewart, Colbert is nothing but an overrated, self-righteous sycophant tool for the left. And seriously Stephen, you're a multimillionaire, get the ear fixed already.
so it goes both ways, twit.
...because she Can't Understand Normal Thinking
ALL THAT HARD WORK TO COVER UP ALL HER REAL BASHINGS...LIKE WE DIDN'T KNOW...
LIKE WE'RE SLEEPING HERE....
Yea, didn't figure you as one who would understand intelligent humor.
YOU CAN'T HAVE FUN, THERE IS ALWAYS AN ISSUE, THERE IS ALWAYS A FIGHT, SHE'S GOT THIS MACHINE IN CONTROL SO SHE CAN SEE WHAT YOU AND I ARE DOING EVERY 10 SECONDS....THAT IS NO INTELLIGENT HUMOR
THAT IS WHAT WE CALL A BOLD FACE CONTROLLING BEHAVIOR...END OF STORY...
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