Stephen Colbert Steps Out of Character to Say ‘It Gets Better’ [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert, awesome dude extraordinaire, has just upped his cool factor even more. (Was that even possible?)

The irrepressible star of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” has added his voice to the It Gets Better Project, making him the latest in a long line of celebs to let LGBT kids know that their lives may be filled with taunts and bullies right now, but things do get better.

What adds a special poignancy to Colbert’s video is the fact that he stepped out of his blustery TV persona to do it. He rarely appears on camera as himself, but apparently felt this cause was important enough to do it.

You, sir, are a class act.