Stephen Colbert is back Late Show He took the stage Monday night after a week off, almost popping out of his body. Finally being able to talk about all the headlines he missed while he was gone.
“We’ve been off the air for a week,” said Colbert, greeting the audience. “You know who else? Tucker Carlson! The difference is: I’m allowed to come back.” While she had to wait a full week to get this news to their audience, it was well worth the wait to be able to say, “Fox News fired Tucker Carlson.” “I feel like I just had the best pee of my life,” the newly relieved host said.
But these were the first bullets to devolve into a full-throated attack on Fox News’ former golden boy, who was hesitantly abandoned by the network for reasons yet to be officially disclosed or confirmed. While Colbert had some ideas, Carlson had some, including the fact that he regularly spoke bad words to his colleagues and bosses in private messages that were happily made public during the Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit.
Among other details we’ve learned since then, Colbert shared: Tucker had quite the potty mouth and liked to call women the C-word. “Nice mouth, Tucker,” said Colbert, with a positive (not) shock. “You’re kissing your M&Ms with that mouth?”
But that was “just the tip of the misogyny,” she shared, noting that Carlson was seen in a video mocking her post-menopausal fans, although Colbert believes “the surest way to stop ovulation forever” is to constantly stare at Tucker’s. confused face
Unfortunately, Colbert’s return was bittersweet. Just minutes after returning to his favorite night set, news broke that negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the studios that produced your favorite nightly shows (and pretty much every other show) had come to a standstill. and that WGA writers plan to strike for the first time in 15 years.
Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and The Daily Show, with Dulcé Sloan as guests, will reportedly be blacked out this week. SNL, Last Week Tonight With John OliverAnd Real Time with Bill Maher Anyone can follow suit, depending on whether negotiations can be reached.
The last writer’s strike lasted exactly 100 days between 2007 and 2008.