Sometimes the root of funniness is true pain. Funny man Stephen Colbert suffered a serious loss at ten years old. His father and two of his brothers were killed in a private plane crash. The youngest of 11 children, his mother moved the family to a more urban area following her husband’s death and Colbert had a tough time adjusting. The one-time “Daily Show” correspondent will take over for David Letterman when the late night television host retires.