Stephen Colbert is willing to do anything to support his sister’s political quest, even if it means shelving his Colbert Report persona.
“I’m willing to, you know, break the jewel of my own creation to try to do something for her,” Colbert told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday’s The Lead with Jake Tapper. “I’m not worried about what it would do to me or my show to try to help her as myself — not as my character, to help her as myself. And you know, if people think that’s not the right thing for me to do, I don’t care. It’s my sister, and I’m willing to help her.”
His sibling, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, is running for Congress in South Carolina.
Colbert has made a late-night career out of his over-the-top, ultra-conservative persona, skewering liberal views in the United States and around the world.
Unlike her television show host brother, Colbert-Busch pronounces the “t” in Colbert and seeks the empty seat in the state’s first district.
Stephen has sought election for U.S. president on two occasions — both of them stunts — to bring attention to corporate-funded political races.
The Colbert Report airs weeknights at 12:30 a.m. ET on CTV.