By Teresa Jue
Updated December 10, 2014 at 05:50 PM EST
Comedy Central

Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert unveiled the three covers of Entertainment Weekly featuring the host in a flurry of Hobbit personas.

In typical Colbert self-praise fashion, Colbert gave himself a few pats on the back as he showed off his fusion into Gandalf, Bilbo and Legolas for the EW covers in a segment called “Who’s honoring me now?”

“My transformation is truly something to behold,” Colbert said, as he showed behind the scenes clips of him in the make-up chair.

Take a look at the full video of Colbert’s transformation into the Tolkien characters, below.