On July 17, Late Show host Stephen Colbert made an unexpected evening appearance at the Republican National Convention where, after seizing the podium, he managed to lob insults at both Donald Trump and Mike Pence before being escorted offstage.


Donning the coiffure and suit of Caesar Flickerman from the Hunger Games, Colbert can be heard announcing, with gravitas, that Trump “has formed an alliance with Indiana Governor Mike Pence.” He then abruptly droops his head, as if the mention of Pence has brought about a narcoleptic episode.

Upon “awakening,” Colbert says, “Sorry, I blacked out there for a moment” and finally declares, “it is my honor to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!”


By this time, a security guard has begun ushering Colbert away from the podium, but he gets the last word. “Look, I know I’m not supposed to be up here,” Colbert admits, “but to be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”

Colbert also tweeted a photo of himself, demonic smile ablaze, “at the center of power” at the convention. It’s reassuring to know that America’s Late Show host also dreads the presidency of a congealing buffalo wing cemented to outgrown armpit hair.

Watch the footage below:

Images via Twitter. Video via YouTube.