Colbert Interviewed the Scary Vampire Who's Running for Congress

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As if the 2014 republican primary wasn't frightening enough, a congressional race in Florida has been given an additional spooOOooky edge by candidate Jake Rush, a staunch conservative who also happens to be a vampire.

Well, technically, Rush is just a vampire LARPer (LARP = live-action role play), meaning he only becomes his vampire alter ego Chazz Darling during his free time. But even if his vampiric proclivities are less than genuine, he's still the perfect interview subject for Stephen Colbert, who arrived cloaked and ready to celebrate the witching hour.

Too bad immortal Chazz was more in the mood to talk about privacy rights, military action, guns and whether or not thespians should be allowed to marry. Considering how dodgy he was with all the vampire questions, Stephen might be onto something ā€” MAYBE JAKE RUSH IS THE CHARACTER AND CHAZZ DARLING IS REAL.

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daevavamp
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Colbert is a comedian so of course he's going for the laugh here. I'm sure this guy knew what was coming, and as a Vampire the Masquerade LARPer I laughed. I know how ridiculous it can sound to someone who knows little to nothing about it.

I really hope the Democrats there focus on this guy's politics and not his out of the box, harmless hobby. I know they won't...this is of course politics. I'd like to think Democrats are better than the Republicans who attacked http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colleen_Lā€¦ for playing World of Warcraft.

Both parties need to realize there are more than old white guys in this country and those of us who aren't old white guys occasionally have more interests then going to the socially accepted church, watching manly sports contests, and hunting (and possibly shooting our sycophants in the face.)