Stephen Colbert paid tribute to his late mother at the beginning of the Colbert Report Wednesday night.  Lorna Colbert passed away last week at the age of 92.

The comedian broke character to talk about his late mother's impact on his life.  Colbert explains, "Now if you watch this show, and you like this show, it’s because everybody who works here and I’m lucky to be one of them. But when you watch the show, if you also like me, that’s because of my mom. So before we start the show again, I’d like to tell you a little bit about her."