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Stephen Colbert Is Back, Better and Beardier Than Ever

Stephen Colbert Is Back, Better and Beardier Than Ever

Since Steven Colbert ended The Colbert Report in preparation for his takeover of The Late Show, he’s been laying low, shunning interviews and generally just enjoying some well-deserved time with his family. But he emerged from his self-imposed exile to take home an Oscar Wilde Award, and he has done so wearing a magnificent beard, as befits as man of wisdom and virtue. Audiences have spent a long time getting used to “Stephen Colbert,” the absurdly conservative blowhard, and don’t know much about Stephen Colbert, the absurdly intelligent satirist. Just what that means is something we’ll find out once Colbert actually comes into his own this fall but, for now, we know that Colbert has a #Colbeard, and that’s somehow reassuring …

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