Stephen Colbert is still on vacation, so who better to host his show than his old buddy Jon Stewart?
On Monday’s “The Late Show” on Global, Colbert opened the show sitting on the couch, explaining to the audience that the night’s episode was actually pre-recorded, and that, in a twist, he would be handing the hosting reins over to someone else.
In a great surprise, Stewart popped up from behind the desk to assume hosting duties and interview Colbert.
“Who the f**k do you think you are?” Stewart began, to which Colbert replied, “A little bit like Jon Stewart.”
Stewart followed that up with recollections of the time Colbert stepped in to answer questions meant for Al Sharpton on “The Daily Show” after the intended guest dropped out last minute.
Soon talk shifted to Donald Trump.
“You and I both know we were turd miners,” Stewart said when asked if he wishes he had a show to make jokes about Trump, calling him a “giant turd asteroid” and adding, “I’m out of the turd business.”
Later in the interview, Stewart asked Colbert if he felt vulnerable when he dropped his old conservative character in taking over “The Late Show”.
“That was one of the challenges, that it was really me saying it,” Colbert said. “You don’t have the character or the mask.”
Recalling the moment he got his confidence in his new job, Colbert added, “For the interviews, I got there a little bit quicker, though not entirely, when Joe Biden was on…When he left I said, ‘That nice old man just gave me my show.’”