5:30pm PT by Trilby Beresford
'The Late Show' Spoofs Mueller Report With "Audiobook" Featuring Constant Redactions
The Late Show on Wednesday weighed in on the Mueller report, which will be released Thursday by the Justice Department. The report is expected to reveal special counsel Robert Mueller's take on the 2016 Trump campaign's connection to election meddling by Russia. The segment made fun of the report by declaring its existence as an audiobook from popular service book-reading service Audible.
In The Late Show's comedic take on this event, a voiceover states, "The Mueller report is about to be released, and Audible has the exclusive audiobook. Listen to the report come alive as read by noted five-time Tony award winning actor Leslie Brickhill."
Brickhill proceeds to do a theatrical reading of the audiobook: "On June 9th, 2016, Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, met with Kremlin lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower. Also in attendance were Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. In exchange for Hillary Clinton's emails, the Trump team agreed to ..." At that point, comedian Gilbert Gottfried appeared, personifying the redaction, screaming "Redacted, redacted!" at the top of his lungs.
Continued the reading, "And they made plans to meet again in Prague. In 2017 President Trump invited FBI director James Comey to his office, where he demanded" — Gottfried screamed "Redaction" again — "A shaken Comey returned to his office. In 2018 ..."
Gottfried then interrupted, "Redacted!"