Colbert Celebrates Being One Of The World’s Most Influential People

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Stephen Colbert on Thursday celebrated being featured in TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world list.“I know I’m not perfect,” Colbert said. “I have flaws. For instance, I occasionally believe I’m not perfect. It’s nice to get some validation from someone other than me.”

“I influenced it!” Colbert said. He’s in good company: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others made the list. But Colbert’s already focused on next year.

“Since I am so influential, let me take a moment to influence you,” Colbert said. “Please put me on the list next year. I need this … I am one away from being on the list the same number of times as the Dalai Lama. That’s right, I’m gunning for you, Lama. I’m gonna make you wish you were never reborn.”

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