Stephen Colbert has been through a lot.
In a revealing interview with GQ, the soon-to-be host of the Late Show talked about how his father and two elder brothers' untimely death inspired him to become a performer who loves to share joy with his dedicated audience.
He even noted that he's come to "love" the loss of his fallen family members.
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Stephen Colbert is wasting no time booking his first Late Show!
He's already enlisted one of David Letterman's final guests, the one and only George Clooney as his first interview.
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Now he's announced his first musical guest will be his last from The Colbert Report!
Speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Stephen proclaimed:
He's always had a good heart!
Stephen Colbert has a bit of free time on his hands since he's currently in between The Colbert Report going off the air and taking over for David Letterman on The Late Show in September.
But regardless of if he was working, Colbert would probably have still found time to join the 10,000-15,000 people walking across the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in South Carolina on Sunday night.
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Colbert grew up in Charleston, and knowing how charitable he is, it comes as no surprise that he joined the "unity chain" that stretched from Mount Pleasant to Charleston.
While out on the walk, Stephen took to Twitter for a quick video of the huge turnout and to send a message regarding his support (below):