Stephen Colbert was born on May 13, 1964, in Washington, D.C. and grew up in South Carolina. After joining Chicago's Second City comedy troupe, he met comedians Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello, and together they created and starred in both Exit 57 and Strangers with Candy. In 1997, Colbert began appearing in episodes of The Daily Show. In 2005, he was given his own spin-off show, The Colbert Report. He published I Am America (And So Can You!) in 2007. In 2014, it was announced that Colbert would replace David Letterman as host of CBS' Late Show.