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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show was back from a week of reruns Monday. And the host celebrated his return with a segment poking fun at InfoWars‘ Alex Jones.
Colbert said Jones is trying to prove he’s “stable enough” for children since he’s in a custody battle.
“Unfortunately for him he works in front of a camera,” said Colbert, playing a clip in which he describes Jones as acting like a “coked-out football coach in a police standoff.”
Jones’ legal defense is that he is a performance artist and Colbert said he sympathizes with Jones. “Everybody knows that for many years I played a satirical right-wing character,” said Colbert. He pretended the character was “Tuck Buckford,” talk radio show host of Brain Fight.
“Listen people the liberals want to tattoo Obama logos onto the skin of Christian babies,” said Colbert as Buckford. “I’m a skeleton wrapped in angry meat, I’m a warrior, I’m a king.”
Colbert’s Buckford said he is not a performance artist, and he doesn’t like artists because “Andy Warhol put chemicals into Campbell soup that turns veterans into bisexual zombies.”
This was Colbert’s first show back since the Syria strike and, in his monologue, he also took on Trump’s interview with Maria Bartiromo, in which the president recounted his decision-making. Colbert teased Bartiromo for being so keen on finding out exactly when Trump bombed people. “What’s the proper wine pairing with a cruise missile?” joked Colbert.
“Yes, they were eating beautiful chocolate cake,” continued Colbert. “Classic war story. Reminds me of Winston Churchill’s famous address to the British people” in June 1940. He played a clip of Churchill’s quote about fighting on the beaches, but he had Churchill get distracted and say “nyum nyum nyum cake.”
Watch below to see Colbert high kick the way he says North Korea’s army does.
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