After nearly five months of work, which included more than 250 measurements and photographs, the wax version of Stephen Colbert is complete. Calling it “anatomically accurate” and “the greatest American figurine since the Ken doll,” Colbert was all smiles and smirks at the unveiling ceremony on Friday at Madame Tussauds in Washington DC.
Usurping the physical space where Dan Rather’s likeness lived up until this past weekend, the Colbert Report host’s waxy presence joins other media types like Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric and Larry King. Noticeably absent from Tussauds’ roster of famous people: Colbert’s friend Jon Stewart. “I’m sure he’s very proud of me,” Colbert said about the Daily Show host. “And just absolutely burning with jealousy that he doesn’t have a wax figurine of his own in Madame Tussauds. But as I said before, I think he has one at home.”