On Tuesday’s edition of “The Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert held a reunion with his “Daily Show” colleagues. Leading the merry band of wags was Colbert’s pal Jon Stewart, who sat behind the desk at the Comedy Central talker for 16 years. Four correspondents from this Emmy record holder — Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms and John Oliver — also joined in the reminiscing. While Corddry and Helms have returned to acting, Bee and Oliver host weekly talk shows of their own that may well compete against Colbert’s at the upcoming Emmys.
Colbert recalled some of the moments that became must-see-TV like his up close and personal encounter with members of the Ku Klux Klan. He left the show to play a character, a conservative commentator, on “The Colbert Report” in 2005. The group recalled his sign-off from the “Daily Show” and used the occasion to make barbed remarks about the president then (George W. Bush) and now.
The five “Daily Show” alumni then flanked Colbert on two couches brought out onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater. As Colbert noted wryly, “This arrangement that we have right now is exactly something we would have made fun off on the ‘Daily Show. It looks fake. It looks like a morning show right now.” (Watch the two segments below.)
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