WASHINGTON — Comedian Stephen Colbert wants to grab "a megaphone made of cash" so he can shout out the demands of his supporters in next year's elections.
Political talk isn't cheap, so he's setting up a special political committee that will let him raise unlimited gobs of money from corporations, unions and individuals.
When he files the paperwork later Friday at the Federal Election Commission, he'll also ask for a media exemption that will let him talk about the fundraising on his show, "The Colbert Report," without violating campaign finance laws.
Colbert, who poses as an ultraconservative on the Comedy Central show, said in March that he was forming a political committee. But that kind of committee has stricter rules both on fundraising and how he could mention it on TV.