Monday night on “The Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert conducted one of the most hilarious job interviews of all time … with President Barack Obama. Colbert teased of the pre-taped segment, “A friend of this show is about to lose his job, so last week I helped him transition to his second career.” Watch the clip above.
Colbert’s alter ego Randy the office manager asked Obama a series of questions to try to get a sense of what he should do when he’s out of office. “Are you intending to help me sharpen my skills when I go in for an interview? Is that your intention here?” asked a hesitant Obama. “Fifty-five, tough time to start over for a man,” Colbert’s Randy responded.
“Honestly, there wasn’t a lot of room for advancement in my last job. The only one with a more powerful position was my wife,” joked the President. When asked why he’s quitting, Obama fired back, “I’m leaving because it’s required by the 22nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.”
The in-studio guest for Monday’s “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” were Bill O’Reilly (“The O’Reilly Factor”), Randall Park (“Fresh Off the Boat”) and ex-Grateful Dead singer Bob Weir. Colbert also teased his upcoming live election special that will air on Showtime November 8.
Colbert took over “The Late Show” from David Letterman, who retired in May 2015. Before that, his Comedy Central talker “The Colbert Report,” in which he played a satirical version of himself as a right-wing pundit akin to O’Reilly. “The Colbert Report” ran for nine years (2005-2014) and won him six Emmys, including Best Variety Series in 2013 and 2014.
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