Colbert Raises $171,000 For Charity

January 24, 2008 By:
Colbert Raises $171,000 For Charity

That may not seem like a lot, but if you count the fact that it was for a joke, that number's not too shabby. Stephen Colbert started selling "WristStrong" bracelets after he broke his wrist last June.

On Wednesday night's "The Colbert Report" the comedian presented the proceeds to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a charity that assists injured service members and their families.

Colbert earlier auctioned off the cast from his broken wrist, raising $17,000, which also benefited the Yellow Ribbon Fund. The bracelets have since been a badge of honor for the so-called Colbert Nation.