"On The Colbert Report, every day is Opposite Day. Colbert's riffs are so ingeniously convoluted and deeply weird that the post-reason wingers have no response to him. They just have to absorb the punishment, night after night." —Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau tells TIME why Stephen Colbert continues to hold his own as one of the Most Influential People in the World. ti.me/JwSFBw
2011 VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES: 'The Daily Show' No surprise here: Jon Stewart and his colleagues have won in this category for the past nine years.