Raise your hand if you think the words “Donald” and “Trump” will be spoken during Tuesday night’s “Daily Show” reunion.
Yeah, us too.
To mark his 20th year in late-night TV, Stephen Colbert is calling the gang to ride together again on his current show, “The Late Show,” on CBS. The show airs at 10:35 central time.
“The last time Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry all worked together, George W. Bush was president of the United States, and Donald Trump was forcing his The Apprentice contestants to sell Domino’s pizza on the streets of New York City,” Quartz reminds us.
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Colbert started his TV career in1997 as a correspondent on Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Eight years later he got his own show, “The Colbert Report,” in which he satirically played a Bill O’Reilly-esque conservative talking head, may he rest in truthiness.
There couldn’t be better timing for a gathering of comedians skilled at skewering the pampered, the pompous and the political.
Last week was rocky for Colbert, who ticked off a lot of people with a sex joke about Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that fired up a #FireColbert campaign and talk of an FCC investigation.
Colbert didn’t apologize.
“Welcome to the ‘Late Show.’ I’m your host, Stephen Colbert. Still? I am still the host? I’m still the host!” he said on Wednesday’s show.
“Now, if you saw my monologue Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return. I don’t regret that. He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So it’s a fair fight.
“So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be.”
Raise your hand if you think the words “Donald” and “Trump” will come up again Tuesday night.
Yep, us too.