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The Top 15 Most Badass Celebrities

By Becky Ferreira Jul 1, 2013

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Stephen Colbert

It's impossible to explain Stephen Colbert; he simply must be seen to be believed. Of course, he is most well-known as the host of The Colbert Report, where he frequently skewers his guests in about two seconds flat. He's also famous for doing just that to the Bush administration at the 2006 White House Correspondents, while standing mere feet away from his victims. But that's just the tip of the iceberg of Colbert Badassery (TM). This guy is so charismatic and beloved that he has his own standing army of fans, the Colbert Nation, who have helped him get everything his name slapped on everything from ice cream to eagles to space treadmills. Colbert has added several hilarious words to the English language, and has even sent his DNA into space. Not to mention, it took seriously bravery for him to eulogize his mother so beautifully in front of millions of people. Colbert: you are America...and so can we!

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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