Watch Stephen Colbert’s moving tribute to his mother, who died one week ago (Video)

By | June 20, 2013 at 10:59 am | 3 comments | Audio/Video, feature slider, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

He hasn’t done it much since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, but last night Stephen Colbert broke character in a huge way so that he could pay tribute to his mother, Lorna, who died last week at the age of 92. If you’re a fan of the show you already know how close Colbert was to his mother. He suspended production of the show for the first time in February of last year when she fell ill. And on last night’s episode, a teary Colbert spent a few minutes telling the world all about her– how she encouraged her 11 children to sing and dance, how she remained positive in the midst of hard times (two of her sons and husband died before her) and how Colbert is who he is today because of her. “If you watch the show and you like the show, that’s because of everyone who works here, and i’m lucky enough to be one of them,” Colbert said. “But when you watch the show and you also like me, that’s because of my mom.” Check out the full tribute below.


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  • ching chong

    damn made me tear up just a bit

  • Carolyn

    She is most beautiful..looks like a Movie Star. She played a bigger role though, she was a great Mother.
    So sorry for your grief. May God be with each of you during this time and always.

  • Sonny Williamson

    What a wonderful and touching eulogy, told with such integrity.