Stephen Colbert really wants to be the sexiest man in late night.
The Late Show host -- who took over the CBS program in 2015 after David Letterman retired -- struck a series of seductive poses for the August issue of InStyle magazine -- and his modeling skills are quite impressive.
In one image, Colbert is wearing a dapper navy blue Tommy Hilfiger suit with the slacks cut into shorts and the jacket's sleeves ripped off. The 53-year-old comedian also bares his six-pack abs -- or someone's abs -- while posing in a T-shirt with a muscular stomach printed on it.
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Colbert's humor came out during the photo shoot, but he got quite serious when talking to the magazine about the struggles he faced before fame. "In my late 20s, early 30s, I had a nervous breakdown,” he says. “I was subject to panic attacks and stuff like that except when I was onstage. I would curl up in a ball on a couch backstage, and then I’d hear my cue coming up, and I would uncurl, go onstage, do the show, and then go offstage and curl up again."
Then, he says, something changed. "I went to write a new show, I guess it opened a door in my brain, and it was over," Colbert recalls. "I woke up one morning, and it didn’t feel like my skin was on fire. But then I thought, ‘Well, I can’t ever stop doing this because that skin-on-fire is always right behind the door.'"
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Now Colbert is leading in the late night ratings, and after this photo shoot, it's clear he has both brains and beauty.
The late-show host isn't the only funnyman turning heads this summer. Steve Carell -- who was once a correspondent with Colbert on The Daily Show -- also garnered some attention for his silver fox style while promoting Despicable Me 3 in June. "I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes," he quipped to ET when asked about his handsomeness. "It's just genetic. There's nothing I can do."
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Check out more of Carell's hilarious interview with ET: