Stephen Tyrone Colbert is a comedian, writer, producer, and television host that has earned both Emmy and Grammy Awards for his work. His primary showbiz credits include hosting the hilarious comedy show The Colbert Report (2005-2014) and most recently The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015-present). The Late Show was formally hosted by David Letterman, but following his retirement from the television show, Colbert took on the role as host. Since 2019, The Late Show has been the top-rated late-night program in the United States. Sure, pretty much everyone and their grandma knows who Stephen Colbert is at this point, but have you ever seen where he lives? Probably not! Because Colbert has done one heck of a job hiding his real estate. Not to worry though, because Velvet Ropes has the scoop on the Stephen Colbert home, his net worth, and his family below!
Where does Stephen Colbert live?
Colbert has remained fairly tight-lipped about his current residence, leaving many fans asking “where does Stephen Colbert live?” or “where does Steven Colbert live?” (C’mon Y’all – it’s Stephen, not Steven!)
Given that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is filmed in New York City, Colbert wanted to live close to work. This is why the Colbert fam lives a little less than an hour away in Montclair New Jersey. They’ve reportedly owned the colonial revival-style home since 2007. Keep reading for more on the Stephen Colbert house!
Stephen Colbert House Montclair NJ
Built in 1885, this gorgeous Colonial revival is located in a quiet suburb of Montclair New Jersey. Colbert has done an obnoxiously good job of keeping the interior details of the home secret (except for the bathtub where he filmed a segment fully clothed in a bubble bath).
Because of this, there are absolutely no details on how many bedrooms the home features. What we can say, however, is that the 2-story residence boasts 6,372 square feet of living space and sits on 0.98 acres.
Records indicate the home last sold in 2007 for $1.7 million. At the time, Colbert also owned a different residence in Montclair that he sold in 2008 for $950k.
The place is surrounded by lush trees and enclosed with hedges, providing a bit of privacy from the street and neighboring homes. A long, curvy driveway takes you downhill to the attached garage and side entrance to the home.
Out back, multiple covered and uncovered spaces allow for tons of outdoor entertainment opportunities. Whether he wants to chill on the spacious deck or take the double staircase down to the patio and sit by the firepit, Colbert has the best of both worlds!
Stephen Colbert House Charleston
Much like his Montclair digs, the Stephen Colbert home in Charleston, SC, has remained a bit of an enigma – until now!
Located on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina, this tropical retreat is decked out in palm trees and is only a 3-minute walk from the beach. Additionally, the home’s 6-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms ensure there’s always plenty of space for the Colbert’s and visiting guests.
True, at 3,040 square feet, this 1950s home is substantially smaller than their main residence. What it lacks in size, however, it makes up for with its beach house style. The Colbert’s have actually owned the property for longer than any of their other real estate, having purchased it back in 1995.
According to property records, the couple spent a small fortune on the place, dishing out a whopping $5 for it. Yes, you heard that right, all public records indicate they only spent five bucks for it. Some features to the modest home include a screened-in porch, a deck out back, and a 1 car garage.
Where Is The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Filmed?
The Late Show is filmed at the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater. Located at 1697 Broadway, New York, NY 10019. It was the home of The Late Show with David Letterman and was the site of musical performances from Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
Much like fellow talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers, however, Colbert did begin filming remotely for a time due to the need for social distancing. He has since returned to filming in a studio environment, minus a live audience. Additionally, Jon Batiste and his band, Stay Human, appear to be performing at a different location for the show.
Stephen Colbert Net Worth
Hosting The Late Show has paid off pretty well for Stephen Colbert…literally. In fact, the comedian’s net worth as of 2021 sits at a cool $75 million.
Stephen Colbert Salary
Colbert initially made $6 million annually for the first 3 seasons of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In 2019, he extended his contract with CBS that keeps him with the network until 2023 and gave him a salary boost. He currently makes $15 million per year!
Stephen Colbert Family
Stephen Colbert’s parents were James William Colbert Jr. and Lorna Elizabeth Colbert. James worked as a med school dean at Yale as well as an immunologist, and Lorna was a homemaker. Stephen was the youngest of the couple’s 11 children.
Stephen has described his parents as people that valued intellectualism. In 1974, tragedy struck the family when Colbert’s father and brothers, Peter, and Paul, died in the plane crash. They had all been passengers of Eastern Air Lines Flight 212, which crashed just 3 miles short of the runway at Douglas Municipal Airport.
Colbert’s mother, Lorna, passed away in 2013 at the age of 92. Stephen paid a heartfelt tribute to his mother on an episode of The Colbert Report shortly after her passing.
Stephen Colbert Wife
Stephen Colbert’s wife is Evelyn McGee-Colbert. She is the daughter of attorney and politician Joseph McGee and a Charleston native. She met her husband-to-be during a Spoleto Festival in Charleston, an event that Colbert was attending with his mother.
At the time, Stephen’s ex-girlfriend wanted to get married, but he was reluctant about such a commitment in that period of his life. He was in Charleston visiting his mother when the two decided to attend the event.
Colbert lovingly describes spotting “a beautiful woman in a black linen dress” in the lobby where the event was taking place. The pair exchanged flirtatious glances and Evelyn would end up cutting in line to stand near Stephen. Once they struck up a conversation, the two realized they actually had a lot of mutual friends.
The chemistry between them was immediate, and it wasn’t long before Colbert and McGee became a couple. They went on to marry in 1993 and haven’t looked back since (seriously, Stephen and Evie Colbert look adorable together!).
Stephen Colbert Children
Stephen and Evelyn McGee-Colbert share 3 children: Madeleine (1995), Peter (1998), and John (2002).
Stephen Colbert Son in Film
Both Peter and John have done some acting, but their biggest roles to date were probably missed by most. In the film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), both sons made cameos as Laketown spies (pictured below). Since Stephen Colbert is such a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan, he and his wife Evelyn also appeared briefly in the same scene as well!
Strangers with Candy
The brainchild of Paul Dinello, Mitch Rouse, and Stephen Colbert, Strangers with Candy was a comedy that aired on Comedy Central from 1999-2000.
The plot is inspired by a 1970s scared-straight style film titled The Trip Back, centered around motivational speaker Florrie Fisher. In the film, Fisher travels to various High Schools to tell the story of her past of drug use and prostitution.
The series began to take form after the 3 men saw their friend and fellow comedian, Amy Sedaris, do a spot-on impression of Fisher. It also helped that Sedaris bears a close resemblance to Fisher.
The series focuses on a 46-year-old former drug addict, Jerri Blank, returning to High School as a freshman. The Strangers with Candy cast included co-creators Colbert and Dinello as well as Deborah Rush, Greg Holliman, and Amy Sedaris in the lead role.