Late Show host Stephen Colbert posted video on Tuesday of his first post-Comedy Central hosting gig — not on CBS, but a public-access show in Monroe, Michigan, Gawker reported.
Colbert filled in for an episode of Only In Monroe, which airs on the town’s local-access channel, with the highlight being Colbert interviewing rapper Eminem, then stumping him on Bob Seger songs.
“You claim that you’re from Michigan, and you don’t know any of these songs,” Colbert quipped.
During the show, Colbert also hosted a faux-news segment, including a note about the local boat club serving muskrat — a “local delicacy” — at its annual dinner.
“If you wonder what muskrat tastes like, imagine eating a rat, but with more musk,” he explained.
He also interviewed the program’s regular hosts, Kaye Lani Rafko Wilson and Michelle Baumann, reprising his Colbert Report dash across the stage to meet them.
“Is it true you go to a movie theater not to see a movie, [but] just to buy the popcorn and take it home?” he asked.
“I do. My daughter works there and they make a really good popcorn,” Rafko Wilson confirmed, adding that one can do that “only in Monroe.”
“I would say so,” Colbert replied. “If you tried that in New York, they would Taze you.”
The Monroe News reported that Colbert and his crew also stopped by a local establishment, Lowery’s Bar, much to the surprise of owner Donald Bozynski.
“I didn’t believe it either,” Bozynski said. “Nobody ends up in Monroe without something going on.”
Watch the episode, as posted online on Wednesday, below.
Nicolle Wallace explains Trump’s racist attacks are covering his cozy relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and Michael Cohen scandal
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace began her Wednesday show saying that President Donald Trump has made it official by making his brand one of "racism." But it prompted her to wonder if his racist attacks against four congresswomen of color could be more about deflecting from other scandals.
Wednesday morning, MSNBC released a video of Trump partying with alleged child molester and rapist Jeffrey Epstein. Trump is seen groping women and slapping their posterior. The first round of Epstein's alleged crimes were downgraded by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta and he was given 13 months in a county jail for just 8 hours, six days a week.
WATCH: Kevin McCarthy has a day-after meltdown about ‘decorum’ because Pelosi called Trump racist
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) got visibly angry on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called President Donald Trump's attacks on four Democratic congresswomen racist one day before.
In denouncing the speaker, McCarthy bitterly complained that the Democrats have shown a disregard for "decorum" when they called out Trump for being racist.
"Yesterday, we did a resolution attacking the president, but we couldn’t even get to that because, Madame Speaker, we couldn’t even have decorum in this body!" he said. "We set a record that we’ve never seen before based upon a Speaker’s actions! The very first page in Thomas Jefferson’s manual talks about decorum, but not only did this body try to change the rules after the fact, they don’t think everybody’s equal, Madame Speaker, because if your words get taken down, you don’t have a right to speak that day but, no, we should change that!"
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."