Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Stephen Colbert

Age: 45
Occupation: Fake late-night pundit
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 1

As the blowhard host of the nightly Colbert Report on Comedy Central, he sends up the pieties and vanities of right-wing pundits. And he's galvanized his Colbert Nation of followers in the world outside TV, most recently sponsoring the U.S. Olympic speedskating team in Vancouver.