Stephen Colbert has a message for the leader of the Proud Boys, the street gang indicted for their role in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, who name-dropped him in court.
During his monologue on Wednesday, “The Late Show” host said Joseph Biggs referenced “negative press and media coverage” ― such as coverage by Colbert ― in his request to move his trial away from Washington, D.C.
Biggs is facing up to 20 years in prison for seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 attack.
Colbert, who jokingly became emotional, implied he was overwhelmed that a “violent fascist” made him feel seen despite his jokes.
After referencing a Newsweek story on his show’s name-drop in court, Colbert had a message for Biggs that he also wanted a potential jury pool to hear.
“You are going to jail you neo-numbnut, and if you don’t like it, you can come and get me. My name is Joe Scarborough and I love coffee. Welcome to the monkey house, brother,” he said.
Watch Colbert’s full monologue below: