Stephen Colbert and Stephen Colbert are actually very, very different. The Stephen Colbert who hosts "The Colbert Report" is staunchly conservative, dogmatic in his views and generally very ill-informed. The "real" Stephen Colbert is pretty much the exact opposite of that (and just plain charming, if we do say so ourselves). And when the "Report" Colbert starts Super PACs, runs for President, addresses Congress and otherwise interacts with the real world, seeing the "real" Colbert becomes somewhat of a treat.
We love both Colberts, but because the "real" Stephen doesn't get as much publicity as his alter ego, we collected 11 of our favorite interviews where he goes out of character to be his regular, perfectly pleasant self. Watch and vote for your favorites.
Colbert discusses his performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Larry King Live
Colbert goes in and out of character in an interview with Larry King.
Meet The Press
Colbert discusses putting the show together.
Colbert talks about how former President John F. Kennedy informed his political humor.
The Late Show With David Letterman
Colbert talks about life growing up as one of 11 children in his family.
Faces Of America
Colbert discusses his family history. (Watch <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSzGQPv7sRg&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">part two here</a> and <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpE41fuF9Io&feature=relmfu" target="_hplink">part three here</a>)
Good Morning America
Colbert talks with Diane Sawyer about troops overseas and his shows in Iraq.
The Today Show
Colbert goes in and out of character with Matt Lauer.
The Paley Center
While still a correspondent at "The Daily Show," Colbert talks about creating a believable news character during this Paley Center panel.
National Press Club
Jon Stewart and an out-of-character Stephen Colbert take questions at the National Press Club following the Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in Washington, D.C.
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Colbert talks about his Super PAC, as well as his new children's book. (Watch <a href="http://www.hulu.com/watch/360751/late-night-with-jimmy-fallon-stephen-colbert-part-2" target="_hplink">part two here</a> and <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEYQtwIwAw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hulu.com%2Fwatch%2F360785%2Flate-night-with-jimmy-fallon-stephen-colbert-part-3&ei=AUy9T4j6AuW46QHV_8g4&usg=AFQjCNFoB5Ja1LJlJ5AEYLsAUd8FPWqurA" target="_hplink">part three here</a>)