Stephen Colbert crashed the Republican National Convention stage in Cleveland on Sunday, and now we know why.
Cellphone video of “The Late Show” host, who was wearing a blue wig while he hijacked the microphone in the convention center to poke fun at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, quickly went viral. And on Monday night’s show, Colbert revealed the full fruits of that labor ― he was there for the “Hungry for Power Games.”
Watch it here:
Colbert channeled his inner Caesar Flickerman — the character from “The Hunger Games” franchise who hosts the titular deadly competition ― to transform himself into a character called Julius. Julius, along with a (fake!) pet weasel named Caligula, showed viewers some behind-the-scenes action in the hilarious segment.
“Welcome to the arena, citizens, so grand it can almost hold Donald Trump’s entire head,” Colbert began, before going on to mock New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Trump’s anti-immigration policies and the absurdity of North Carolina’s so-called bathroom law.
“The red carpet, of course, is here to hide the rivers of blood that will eventually pour down from the cornucopia when Donald Trump, flanked by his two eunuchs, takes to the stage,” he joked.
He clarified that by “eunuchs,” he meant House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who both had “clearly checked their balls at the door this election.”
Colbert later took to the stage to tease Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, before being escorted away.
“I know I’m not supposed to be up here,” he said as a security guard starts pushing him off the stage. “But let’s be honest: Neither is Donald Trump.”
Check it out in the clip above.