The latest late-night battle: Stephen Colbert vs. corporate lawyers

Comedian Stephen Colbert said top lawyers from Comedy Central – his former employer – told him he could not appear on his current show as the character he once played on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”.


I put “Stephen Colbert” in quotes because it wasn’t the CBS late night talk show host we saw last week – it was the character from The Colbert Report that we’d all assumed had been retired as soon as Stephen left Comedy Central. “And as much as I’d like to have that guy on again, I can’t”.

Colbert said the identical twin cousin will be a regular on The Late Show, despite the likely grievances of the corporate lawyers.

From there, Colbert upped the ante even more, ending his show with a “new segment”, called “The Werd”, which focused on “the lesser of two evils”. It was equally great.

“The Late Show” got a huge, postive response last week after his resurrection of the self-centered character he created for “The Colbert Report”, a long-running spoof of Bill O’Reilly and other Fox pundits.

New Colbert explained that “our moms were identical twins, who married identical twin husbands, then had sex at the exact same moment and gave us the same name”.

“You know who didn’t enjoy it so much?” “Whenever you need me, wild horses ridden by corporate lawyers could not keep me away”.

Watch all of the Stephen Colberts in action and get the lowdown on “The Lesser of Two Evils” in the full segment from July 27. They’re doing that well enough on their own, I guess. On the side screen came the words: “And so will Donald Trump”.


The real Colbert, not the “Colbert Report” host and not the “Colbert Report” host’s identical cousin, also sort of brought back a popular bit from “The Colbert Report“.

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