When we think of Stephen Colbert, 15 words come to mind: great big gigantic balls that would and should terrify everything and everyone in their path.
(That's what we all think, right?)
He's a fearless satirist who can wring humor out of almost any topic, while simultaneously leaving his audience more educated and humane than they were before. But perhaps even more importantly, he does it all while seeming to have the best possible time, and passing that feeling on to anyone watching him who's open to taking the ride.
With that in mind, here are 13 reasons we think Stephen Colbert is the ballsiest comedian on TV. (Also, it's high-time he won the Emmy.)