Stephen Colbert Is Getting Waxed, and He Wants You to See It

"The Colbert Report" host gets the Madame Tussauds treatment

Stephen Colbert will soon have a veneer of waxiness to go with his aura of truthiness.


The "Colbert Report" host is getting the wax-figure treatment from Madame Tussauds D.C., with the figure being unveiled at the museum on Nov. 16. (Naturally, Colbert will be on hand for the celebration of himself.)

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The figure will reside in Madame Tussauds D.C.'s Media Room, which is being renovated into a replica of "The Colbert Report" set.  Guests will have the opportunity to sit beside the figure behind Colbert's desk, where they can play co-host and, if they're feeling sassy, reenact their favorite edition of "Tip of the hat/Wag of the finger."

Colbert, a native of Washington, D.C., sat for more than 250 measurements and photographs to enable the creation of the figure, and even donated his own clothes to outfit his waxy doppelganger — which doesn't seem to be in the spirit of Colbert's usual hyper-capitalistic stance, but does fit in with his robust philosophy of self-promotion.

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