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2014-01-03

Steve Carell + Stephen Colbert = "Even Stevphen"

Funny and satirical debates with Carell/Colbert



You know Steve Carell from titles such as "Anchorman", "The 40 Year Old Virgin", "Despicable Me" and "The Office". Or his more sensitive films, like "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World".

And you know Stephen Colbert from his own satirical news show "The Colbert Report", plus his books.

But did you know that they both started their careers as correspondents on Jon Stewart's satirical Comedy Central news show "The Daily Show"?

One of the recurring segments on the show from 1999 to 2003 was "Even Stevphen", a short satirical in-studio debate between Carell and Colbert.

The segments were set up to be about the duo debating a recent topic, though they would often spend the time insulting each other instead. Sometimes this resulted in one of them breaking down in tears, due to painful childhood memories.

On this page I have chronologically collected all 17 segments of "Even Stevphen", for your comedy pleasure. Enjoy the humouristic brilliance of messieurs Carell and Colbert, and see them all in the following order:


"Weather" (September 20, 1999)
News analysts Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert face off to determine whether the weather is good or bad. (3:11)



"Agreement" (October 25, 1999)
Steve Carell breaks down as Stephen Colbert accidentally agrees with everything he says. (4:34)



"Negative Campaigning" (February 23, 2000)
Sure, Stephen Colbert could get a lot of attention for saying sh*t and f**k, but should our candidates be stooping to the lowest common denominator? (4:04)



"Elian Gonzalez" (April 11, 2000)
Stephen Colbert helps Steve Carell reach a breakthrough with his daddy issues by forcing him to face the fact that he's weak, just like his mother. (4:19)



"Reality TV" (June 5, 2000)
Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert debate reality television, but when the camera turns onto them, Even Stevphen becomes the Fox and Goose Show. (4:44)



"Blast-Off Buddies" (September 26, 2000)
Hey kids, stop striving for excellence and hop a jet to some cannibal's paradise to roast your hairy chestnuts on national TV. (3:53)



"Halloween" (October 30, 2000)
Steve Carell teaches Stephen Colbert how to trick-or-treat. (4:38)



"The Clinton Years" (January 17, 2001)
Every time Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert fight, it's because of Bill Clinton. (3:30)



"Should Medical Marijuana be Legalized?" (April 4, 2001)
Just because Steve Carell supports medical marijuana doesn't mean he's a dope fiend. (3:43)



"Stephen Wins!" (June 27, 2001)
A patient's bill of rights will shift the balance of power away from the bureaucratic soul-less HMOs and give it to law firms -- that's good. (4:10)



"Stem Cell Debate" (August 13, 2001)
Steve Carell would rather debate over Dutch prostitutes than stem cell research. (4:08)



"Secrets" (October 15, 2001)
Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert discuss whether the government should keep secrets about the war in Afghanistan. (3:40)



"World's Policeman or Fireman?" (May 7, 2002)
Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert debate the role of the United States in international affairs. (3:36)



"Death Tax" (June 19, 2002)
Stephen Colbert concedes the Death Tax argument as long as it cannot be traced back to him. (4:21)



"War" (August 19, 2002)
Ed Helms stands in for Steve Carell. Stephen Colbert is not surprised that Ed didn't go to Princeton, because Ed is stupid. (3:49)



"Islam vs. Christianity" (May 29, 2003)
Can the world's two largest monotheistic faiths exist without tearing each other to shreds? (04:37)



"Old Debate Revisited" (October 2, 2003)
You don't try to put erroneous information in a speech for a joint session of congress. That would be insane. (4:04)



...and a bonus:
"10 F#@king Years" (September 19, 2006)
The Daily Show presents the best moments from Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert's Even Stevphen. (5:10)



...and yet another bonus:
"The Colbert Report with Steve Carell" (July 7, 2010)
Steve Carell is a guest on Stephen Colbert's show "The Colbert Report". The duo reprise their old roles from "Even Stevphen" one last time, and Jon Stewart chimes in. (06:33)


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