"But her love for her family and her faith in God, somehow gave her the strength not only to go on but to love life without bitterness. Stephen Colbert's Moving Eulogy for His Mother . "But the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish, it only magnifies, the enormity of the room whose door has now quietly shut." RELATED: Everybody Loves 'Superstar' Lawyer Trevor Potter, RELATED: Colbert's Super PAC Gets the Last Laugh. Family seems to be the exception. Thanks for being here tonight, everyone in here and out there watching. Watch the entire show below, but Colbert gets one more tribute to his mother in during his sign-off. "Now if you watch this show, and you like this show, it’s because everybody who works here and I’m lucky to be one of them. It's the kind of tribute any one of us would be honored to receive. And on Wednesday night, he started his show with a very genuine, very moving eulogy for his mother, Lorna Colbert, who died last week at age 92. In her last days, my mother occasionally became confused, and to try to ground her we tried to ask her simple questions, like what’s your favourite colour, what’s your favourite song.

Thank you for listening. "She knew more than her share of tragedy," he said. The show went into reruns, until now. She was fun.

And his opening tribute to her will probably make you cry. And I want to thank everybody who offered their thoughts and prayers. And I know it may sound greedy to want more days with a person who lived so long, but the fact that my mother was 92 does not diminish, it only magnifies the enormity of the room whose doors have quietly shut.

She was born just a little ways from here in Larchmont, NY on Chatsworth Ave. in 1920, the same week women first got the right to vote. And that’s it. A number of times during the eulogy, his voice broke and he went silent for a moment to compose himself. She met my father James at age 12 at cotillion and she liked him, but she didn’t want him to know how much, so she would make her friends ride their bikes all the way across town to pass by his house, but then she’d never look to see if he was in the front yard, which of course drove her friends crazy. But when you watch the show, if you also like me, that’s because of my mom," Colbert said, before launching into a touching biography of her. Her favourite memory of prayer was a young mother tucking in her children. And on Wednesday night, he started his show with a very genuine, very moving eulogy for his mother, Lorna Colbert, who died last week at age 92. But when you watch the show, if you also like me, that’s because of my mom. But when asked what her favourite prayer was, she immediately recited the Child’s Prayer, in German, which she used to say to my eldest brothers and sisters at bedtime when they we living in Munich in the late 1940s.

What follows is a rush transcript: Hi everybody. Now if you watch this show, and you like this show, it’s because everybody who works here and I’m lucky to be one of them. Stephen Colbert dropped an emotional four-minute tribute on the Colbert Report Wednesday night for his late mother, Lorna Tuck Colbert, who passed away last week at the age of 92. An evidently she drove my father crazy because they married and had 11 children. Thanks for this post, Admin. But her love for her family and her faith in god somehow gave her the strength not only to go on but to love life without bitterness and instil in all of us a gratitude for every day we have together. Here's Lorna, talking about her son: Stephen Colbert returned to the airwaves Wednesday night after a hiatus following the death of his mother. He ends the eulogy with a sentiment his mother — who trained as an actress — would surely understand: The show must go on. Here's Lorna, talking about her son: RELATED: Stephen Colbert Notes the Death of 'Straight News', RELATED: Colbert Cancellation Reportedly Due to Mother's Illness.

And he delivered a beautiful, heartfelt eulogy for his late mother, Lorna Colbert.

She knew more than her share of tragedy, losing her brother and her husband and three of her sons. She’d trained to be an actress when she was younger and she would teach us to do stage falls by pretending to faint on the kitchen fall.

We were the light of her life, and she let us know it ‘til the end. Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert put aside his on-screen conservative persona Wednesday night to give a touching tribute to his late mother on "The Colbert Report." Stephen Colbert Remembers Late Mother Lorna in Tearful, Heartfelt Tribute—Watch Now "We were the light of her life, and she let us know it 'til the … September 18, 2017. From her teaching her children pratfalls by fainting on the kitchen floor to her dinner antics to her favorite prayer, Colbert paints a loving picture of a loving mom. 19 June 2013, New York, USA. Now we can get to the truly important work of television broadcasting, which is what she would want me to do.

She made a very loving home for us. Lorna Colbert died last week at age of 92 in Charleston, S.C. stephen-colbert-lorna.JPG. Back in 2012, Colbert talked about his mom on air after the host took a hiatus from the show when she reportedly fell ill: Stephen Colbert's Moving Eulogy for His Mother, Andrew Cuomo after Trump debate attack: 'New York has a lower infection rate than the White House', Millionaire MENSA Trader's Top Weekly Picks, ‘Daily Show’ Plans Live Election Night Show on Comedy Central (EXCLUSIVE), Hulu Buys Derek DelGaudio’s ‘In & Of Itself’ Movie Directed by Frank Oz (EXCLUSIVE), Bruce Springsteen Reiterates His Admiration for Lana Del Rey’s Songwriting on Colbert, Stephen Colbert Mocks Rudy Giuliani for Controversial ‘Borat 2’ Scene, Trump, Biden battle over coronavirus lockdowns in final debate, Chris Wallace says he's 'jealous' that he couldn't be the moderator for 'substantive debate', Felicity Huffman wants passport returned as she completes college admissions scandal sentence, Ex-49ers star Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life following rape conviction, 4 takeaways from a less abrasive — but more revealing — debate between Trump and Biden, Tim Miller and Susan Glasser join Yahoo News to analyze the final presidential debate, Ariana Grande Hailed As 'Our President' In White House Video For New Single 'Positions', Trump says he's the 'least racist person' in the room during presidential debate, Noah Cyrus Wore a Naked Bodysuit at the CMT Awards Last Night and It's Truly a Sight to Behold, Lindsey Graham Calls For Probe Of Rival Jaime Harrison's Ability To Out-Fundraise Him, Trump and Biden trade allegations over their personal finances during debate, Trump says “I am the least racist person in this room” at the last president debate, Blake Lively ‘draws heels on bare feet’ in voting photo with Ryan Reynolds, The 2020 NFC East in one moment: Daniel Jones had a wide-open TD, then just fell on his face, Trump’s Debate Hail Mary: Lie After Brazen, Incoherent Lie, This Was the Worst "SNL" Host of All Time, Cast and Crew Say, Trump defends family separation in debate, says immigrant kids whose parents can't be found are 'so well taken care of', Everybody Loves 'Superstar' Lawyer Trevor Potter, Stephen Colbert Notes the Death of 'Straight News', Colbert Cancellation Reportedly Due to Mother's Illness, Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton & Twitter: The Awkward Marriage of Insecurity, after the host took a hiatus from the show. No fight between siblings could end without hugs and kisses, although hugs never needed a reason in her house. So, with that in mind… this is the Colbert Report. Obviously, Mrs. Colbert knew nothing about marketing larger families for … "She was fun," the comedian added, though Lorna Colbert dealt with a hefty amount of hardship in her lifetime, losing her husband, a brother and three of her sons.

So before we start the show again, I’ like to tell you a little bit about her. Beautiful eulogy! For almost four minutes last night, comedian Stephen Colbert dropped the act. Stephen Colbert doesn't break character very often, not on The Colbert Report or even when testifying before Congress on campaign finance. Thanks for being here tonight, everyone in … Singing and dancing was encouraged except at the dinner table. © 2020 The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC Terms of Use/Privacy Policy.