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Stephen Colbert Discusses The Relationship Between His Faith and Comedy

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Stephen Colbert Discusses The Relationship Between His Faith and Comedy

By Movieguide® Contributor

Late-night host Stephen Colbert opened up about his faith and how it relates to his work in comedy in a new interview with pop star Dua Lipa.

“Ultimately, us all being mortal, the faith will win out in the end,” Colbert said when asked about the overlap between his faith and comedy. “But I certainly hope when I get to heaven, Jesus has a sense of humor.”

Cobert, a devout Catholic, went on to explain that his faith is “connected to the idea of love and sacrifice being somehow related and giving yourself to other people” and that “death is not defeat.”

“So, if there’s some relationship between my faith and my comedy, it’s that no matter what happens, you are never defeated,” Colbert continued. “You must understand and see this in the light of eternity and find some way to love and laugh with each other.”

Many viewers praised Colbert’s passionate response.

“I sincerely think Stephen’s response to Dua Lipa’s interview question was profound and soul enlightening. I appreciated every word,” one person tweeted.

Another wrote, “This conversation is refreshing and inspirational. As a follower of Jesus, I hope to speak about my faith as eloquently and with such invitational grace as Stephen Colbert does here.”

Colbert is very open about his faith and frequently talks about his relationship with God. Movieguide® previously reported:

Colbert recently guest-starred on COOPER 360 with Anderson Cooper, who recently lost his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. Colbert discussed his own faith in the light of grief. According to Relevant:

“If you’re grateful for your life …not everybody is and I’m not always, but it’s the most positive thing to do, then you have to be grateful for all of it. You can’t pick and choose what you’re grateful for,” Colbert says.

Cooper relates by with some wisdom he received from his mother about how you can’t understand happiness without also having some sadness.

“That’s the great gift of the sacrifice of Christ, is that God does it too,” Colbert says. “That you’re really not alone.”