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The Stephen Colbert from 'The Colbert Report' is back

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WERD: The Lesser of Two Evils

If you loved "The Colbert Report" and have been missing Stephen Colbert's outrageous fake-pundit alter ego, you're in for a treat.

Colbert made headlines by rushing the Republican National Convention stage last week. On Wednesday, he had a bigger announcement.

It gets a bit confusing.

Colbert the person said Colbert the character's return at the RNC sparked a call from the corporate lawyer of "another company", who claimed Colbert's alter ego was its intellectual property. 

That company is presumably Viacom, which owns Comedy Central. And Colbert's RNC stunt was performed as that alter ego.

As a result, Colbert the person said Colbert the character would never be seen again.

So he introduced the character's "identical twin cousin," also named Stephen Colbert.  (He shows up at 1:26 in the video above.)

The lawyers have spoken. I cannot reasonably argue I own my face or name.
Stephen Colbert

It's been a good few weeks for Colbert, his characters, and his fans.

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How excited are you for Colbert's return?

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