Stephen Colbert brings Hungry for Power Games to the RNC
Even as Stephen Colbert resurrected his old Colbert Report persona for help covering this year’s Republican National Convention, he also brought out one of the greatest bits from his current run on The Late Show: Hungry for Power Games.
In full Caesar Flickerman regalia, Colbert swanned around Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena (“named for a moneylender so you know it’s ruthless”) as preparations were underway for the convention. He stopped by the New Jersey delegation’s seats and spotted the chair near the front for Chris Christie “to have the best possible view for the end of his career.” The North Carolina delegation’s seats were near the bathrooms “so they can check everyone’s genitalia before they, you know, cast their ballots, shall we say.”
Finally, according to Colbert, “There was only one thing left to do, and one place I was not supposed to do it.”
Colbert ascended the main podium and started shouting his Hunger Games-isms from the very spot where, later this week, Donald Trump will accept the Republican nomination. When a security guard finally came to escort him away, Colbert protested, “I know I’m not supposed to be here, but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.”
Watch the clip below.