Russia has been in the news a lot lately, what with the ongoing FBI investigation over alleged Kremlin meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and President Donald Trump possibly being investigated for obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI chief James Comey due to his investigation into Russian collusion with Trump’s campaign staff.
As the Russia situation continues to dominate the news cycle, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is actually in Russia right now, revealing his presence in Saint Petersburg via a tweet he issued to Trump, replying to the president’s tweet admitting he does not have “tapes” of his conversations with Comey.
“Don’t worry, Mr. President,” quipped Colbert in the tweet, accompanied by a photo of him strolling in Saint Petersburg. “I’m in Russia. If the ‘tapes’ exist, I’ll bring you back a copy!”
Following the issue of Colbert’s tweet, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Colbert “is in Russia on assignment for a future broadcast” of his CBS late-night show.
Colbert isn’t the only CBS late-night host to take his show on the road in recent weeks. Earlier this month, James Corden took “The Late Late Show” to London for a star-studded four days, making good on his promise to viewers to bring them “the silliest, stupidest, most fun-packed shows we’ve ever made.”