In what is nearly certain to end up on a The Colbert Report segment for “Who’s Honoring Me Now?” or “Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger,” Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Washington, D.C. has announced it will be adding the likeness of Comedy Central “truthcaster” Stephen Colbert.
According to UPI, Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. has announced it has created a likeness of Colbert. The statue will be on display in the museum’s Media Room, where it is currently configuring a replica of The Colbert Report set, where guests will be able to take photos with the wax Colbert.
“It’s ironic that the last seven days began with one of the most significant days in United States politics and today we are capping it off by announcing a wax figure of one of the nation’s most renowned political satirists,” Dan Rogoski, general manager for Madame Tussauds D.C., said in a statement. “Stephen Colbert was an ideal choice to immortalize in wax and we know our guests and especially his fans, will enjoy stepping onto the show’s set and interacting with his figure.”
MSN Entertainment reports that Stephen Colbert, who plays a satirical version of himself as a cable news host in the style of Bill O’Reilly and others, sat through more than 250 measurements and photographs for the creation of his wax likeness.
The Colbert Report is a political satire show on Comedy Central that spun off from The Daily Show, hosted by John Stewart. The Colbert Report was won various awards including Emmys and even a pair of Peabody Awards.
Madame Tussauds is a London-based wax museum with branches in various major cities.