Madame Tussauds - Washington D.C.

Stephen Colbert Arrives!


Stephen Colbert Gets Immortalized in Wax!

Attention responsible citizens of Colbert Nation! We're excited to announce that the D.C.-born host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert, has been immortalized in wax and helped unveil his figure at our attraction on Friday, November 16!

Colbert stood dramatically in front of a black curtain that would fall to reveal his other self, in all its wax glory.

“I’m honored to be standing here next to my Man-Crayon, “ Colbert said triumphantly, reading a short speech from a piece of paper before the big reveal. “I learned this from the Madame Tussauds people just a minute ago — that on the color wheel, my skin tone is Semi-Gloss Romney Voter.”

“I want to thank everyone at Madame Tussauds for the honor of becoming the latest Waxican American, because being cast in wax is true immortality — as long as the earth is not in any way getting warmer,” Colbert continued. “So without further ado, I present you all...the greatest American figurine since the Ken doll. And unlike Ken, this one is anatomically accurate.”

For the new figure, Madame Tussauds D.C. has renovated our Media Room and created a replica set of The Colbert Report, where guests will be able to interact and take photos behind the desk, next to the figure.

Colbert was an active participant in the creation of his wax figure, spending hours with a team of Madame Tussauds studio artists, who joined him at his show’s New York City studio in June of this year to take more than 250 precise measurements and photographs — capturing him from every angle. Our team of artists worked diligently to ensure the figure fully captured his unique style, exact eye color, build and overall allure, including his signature raised eyebrow.

Additionally, Colbert donated his own clothes to outfit the figure, including a suit, tie, shirt, cuff links, socks, shoes and lapel pin. He also provided information for his eye glasses to Madame Tussauds, which had them recreated to exact specification and magnification.

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