Late Show: John Lewis crowd surfs with Stephen Colbert
There’s a crowd surfing epidemic happening on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night’s episode, and no one is safe. Not even Congressman John Lewis.
The trend began when Mr. Robot star Christian Slater walked out to the crowd with Colbert and rode the human wave. Chris Geere of FXX’s You’re the Worst followed Slater on stage and followed suit. Right after Lewis sits down as a guest, Colbert asks if the Georgia politician wanted to be the third. He quickly agreed.
Lewis appeared on the Late Show to discuss the third installment of his graphic novel, March, about his time as a Civil Rights activist. Book 3 of the award-winning series was released earlier this month, taking place after the famous March on Washington in 1963 and culminating with the Selma Movement.
“Book 3 is so painful sometimes to read it, to look at the drawing, the images that [illustrator Nate Powell] put on paper,” Lewis said last month at EW’s Con-X. “You take the words and make the words sing, speak out. When people — even for someone like myself, it’s my story, I lived it – to be beaten on that bridge in Selma, it’s hard to believe that it really did happen.”
See the teaser below. The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.