Bernie Sanders Helps Colbert with 'Late Show' Monologue

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Bernie Sanders on 'The Late Show'

The presidential candidate stopped by Colbert's monologue Wednesday night to give the host a pep talk.

Bernie Sanders made a surprise appearance before his scheduled sit-down with Stephen Colbert on CBS' Late Show on Wednesday night. 

Colbert, who really wanted to get to his desk to talk about the New Hampshire primary, tried to force himself to finish his monologue first, but the struggle was tough for the politically minded late-night host. “I cannot wait to get over to my desk right over there to talk about the unprecedented cluster-munch it was," Colbert told the audience. 

But, alas, Colbert decided that “as a responsible host,” he had to stick with the show’s format and finish his monologue before going into detail about the primary at his desk. So he started to tell everyone about the Catholic tradition of Ash Wednesday, before Sanders walked onstage to join Colbert.

“Stephen, you can do what you want and be responsible,” Sanders told him, though Colbert responded that his show is supposed to start with him standing up talking to the camera.

“Stephen, that’s what the elites want you to think,” he said, to plenty of applause. “You’ve got to follow your heart. Go your own way. The revolution is possible. You are the revolution! And this time the revolution will literally be televised." 

Colbert argued that first, he at least had to tell everyone who’s on the show tonight, to which Sanders replied: “Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it,” announcing his guests of Zoolander 2’s Ben Stiller, Sanders himself ("he's electrifying!") and Japanese percussion group Drum TAO. 

“But first, one more thing,” Sanders added, “last night Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary by 22 points. No joke!” 

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