Colbert announces candidacy, fake or real?

Is TV comedian Stephen Colbert hoping to become a presidential candidate? In an announcement Colbert made on his show "The Colbert Report," he claims he is running for the United States of South Carolina.

"I am proud to announce that I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for president of the United States of South Carolina," Colbert announced to an amped-up crowd on his late-night Comedy Central show 'The Colbert Report.'

Of course, there is no actual United States of South Carolina. And even if Colbert were looking to run in the January 21st primary, the filing deadline for South Carolina's primary ballot is long past, and South Carolina does not allow write-ins in their presidential primary, says ABC News.

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ABC News contributed to this report