Congressman John Lewis Crowd-Surfs With Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show'

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The civil rights icon joined in on the trend started by Christian Slater on Wednesday night's episode.

Guest Christian Slater got everyone crowd-surfing on Wednesday's Late Show.

The Mr. Robot star talked about stage-diving in his interview with host Stephen Colbert and said, "That could happen tonight. I could dive out there." The audience cheered wildly and later on Colbert proposed they go out together and surf the crowd.

You're the Worst actor Chris Geere was the guest after Slater, and he jumped at the chance to follow Slater and Colbert's lead.

The best part of the evening, though, was reserved for Congressman John Lewis. The 76-year-old civil rights icon didn't hesitate for a second when Colbert said "Do you want to crowd-surf?" at the end of their interview. "Yes," replied Lewis, who was on the show to talk about the third volume of his graphic novel March. Colbert double-checked to confirm by saying "Do you want to jump into the crowd with me?" Lewis nodded, stood up and walked over to the crowd.

The audience greeted him with outstretched arms and carried him across the Ed Sullivan Theater with their hands.