Stephen Colbert Crashes RNC to Tape "Hungry for Power Games" Bit
"I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but let's be honest, neither is Donald Trump," the 'Late Show' host can be heard saying before being dragged away by security.
Stephen Colbert is still hours away from airing his first live Late Show tied to the 2016 Republican National Convention but already footage of one of his sketches from this year's event has popped up online.
Colbert, as his version of The Hunger Games' Caesar Flickerman, did a "Hungry for Power Games" bit from the RNC stage, seemingly for his show.
Video shot on the convention floor and posted on YouTube features Colbert in his Caesar Flickerman garb, appearing to speak about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
"He has formed an alliance with Indiana governor Mike Pence," Colbert says in character before letting his head fall forward as if he suddenly had gone to sleep. "Sorry, I blacked out there for a moment."
In recent days, Colbert has regularly pretended to fall asleep when mentioning Pence's name on his show.
He then bangs a gavel, launching the "2016 Republican Hungry for Power Games."
With that, someone grabs Colbert's elbow and struggles to get him off the stage as Colbert can be heard saying, "I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but let's be honest, neither is Donald Trump."
Colbert is broadcasting four nights of live shows this week, tied to the RNC, and next week, tied to the Democratic National Convention, but all of them will be from the Late Show's home base in New York's Ed Sullivan Theater.
It seems, though, that Colbert couldn't stay away from Cleveland, stopping by over the weekend to tape at least the "Hungry for Power Games" bit. His Twitter account also posted a photo of him at the "center of power" for the convention.
At the center of power at the RNC pic.twitter.com/R8kBtEI7Hq— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 17, 2016
Colbert's guests for Monday's show include Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Saunders and Ron Suskind. There will also be a special appearance from Late Show executive producer Jon Stewart, news of which first surfaced at the end of last week. It's unclear what role Stewart will play on tonight's show.