Of course, the gang couldn't let an opportunity for a timely skit pass them by. But there comes a time when a man has to do something completely different: the same character, half an hour later, half a block away. As he packed up his lucky Steve Carell mug and tangerine iBook, Bee walked in, shocked her colleague was leaving during George W. Bush's presidency. "And you need them to give you some content so you have to be really nice to them all day". "There will never be another president this good for comedy", Samantha Bee said. "I mean if he's gone, who's going to investigate Russia's ties to - Ohhhhhhhhhhh". I've been seeing you in the news.
A fake-mustache-clad Helms and wig-wearing Corddry enter the room. I'll tell you why I don't feel comfortable. "I mean, it's insane", Helms said. "And she goes, 'HAUL A**!' And we ran as fast as we could", Colbert recalled. I'm being 100% dead serious right now. "This was what it was like to hang out backstage for years at the "Daily Show"," said Colbert.
There was also a short cold open in which Stewart and Colbert were interns working for Trevor Noah (who, like Trump, also has his own Coke button).
"Why [do we have to do the show] every day?" He turned to the camera, pointed and said, "Shame on you".
Oliver interrupted: "People would watch that on a Sunday?" Colbert asked, before offering a warning: "You know [Comey was] investigating Trump's campaign's ties to Russian Federation?"
"That I do", Colbert replied.
"Do you ever miss it?" And, yes, Fallon does tend to do rather nicely in the local ratings, although Stephen Colbert has done better of late. Because you used to, you know, talk about bullsh*t. "Now you literally shovel it".
The exact joke wasn't necessarily a direct response to the FCC controversy, but the vibe certainly felt as if Colbert was in a particularly fuck-it mood concerning FCC regulations. "It's the difference between insult and injury". Colbert asked Stewart if he misses hosting a nightly talk show on days with major breaking news, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director being fired.
But by continuing to mock the Trump administration, Colbert has revitalized himself by giving viewers the whip-smart political humor that got him the job in the first place. "He can injure", said Stewart, referring to Trump. I've been seeing you in the news.
Afterward, the Daily Show team reunited to reminisce on their glory days.
"Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine", Colbert said criticizing the president.