Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Wednesday joined his old friend Stephen Colbert to plug an upcoming benefit raising money for autism—and swapped classic comedy spit takes in the process.
Colbert was discussing the budding friendship between General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Xi Jinping and President of the United States Donald Trump when he admitted he relates to the pair’s bromance.
“They’re both leaders of superpowers, which can be isolating,” Colbert said. “And sometimes, I feel that way—even as a late night host. That’s why it’s nice to have someone who understands what you’re going through, a friend a buddy, the kind of person who can finish your—“
“Pudding! He can finish your pudding!” Stewart offered, arising from under Colbert’s desk.
Stewart was hyping “Night of too Many Stars,” a benefit supporting the nonprofit organization NEXT for Autism. According to Stewart, the event will bring together numerous A-list celebrities, who are offering prizes to fans who support the cause.
But it was when Stewart informed Colbert that “one lucky winner is going to spend an entire episode of the Late Show under your desk” that the real hilarity ensured.
Watch Stewart and Colbert practice the timeless comedy trope, below:
Former FBI agent explains why Trump just opened himself to more legal problems
Former FBI agent Asha Rangappa explained that the recent revelations that President Donald Trump made a promise to a foreign leader that made an intelligence official uncomfortable enough to declare themselves a whistleblower.
Rangapp explained that the President has a fairly wide latitude to conduct foreign affairs as he sees fit. But "when it comes to the 'outside world,' the President represents the sovereign: He is basically the voice of the United States and can negotiate with world leaders on its behalf."
Canada’s Trudeau admits to racist ‘brownface’ makeup in high school Halloween costume
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday for wearing brownface makeup to a party 18 years ago, as he scrambled to get on top of a fresh blow to a re-election campaign dogged by controversy.
Time magazine published the photograph one week into a federal election campaign with Trudeau's Liberal Party in a tight contest against the Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer.
Trudeau, 47, whose party won a landslide victory in 2015, has already been under attack for an ethics lapse and other controversies.
The black-and-white photograph shows Trudeau, then 29, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands darkened at a gala party in 2001.
A veteran teacher explains why Trump is incapable of learning
While dyslexia has been mentioned now and then as one of the reasons Donald Trump is so ignorant of what it takes to govern in a free society, I want to explore it as foundational to his inability to learn and grow while in office—and also as a way to link disparate troubling elements in his makeup.