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Colbert Show to Benefit MUSC

Stephen ColbertStephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” will visit Charleston July 1 for a one-night appearance at Gaillard Municipal Auditorium to raise money for an endowed chair named in his father’s memory at the Medical University.

Tickets go on sale May 31, and may be purchased at TicketMaster . VIP tickets, also available through TicketMaster, will include premium seating and a private cocktail reception with Stephen Colbert. Appearing with Colbert will be guest interviewer, Bloomberg View columnist and MSNBC analyst Jonathan Alter.

The James W. Colbert Endowed Chair is named in memory of Stephen’s father, who served as the university’s first vice president for academic affairs, from 1969 until his death in a plane crash in Charlotte, N.C. on September 11, 1974.

When fully endowed, the Colbert Chair will support the activities of the provost and vice president of academic affairs, a post currently held by Dr. Mark Sothmann.

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