On Friday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host referred to the 2020 news cycle as a “tsunami of a news day,” noting that the U.S. has surpassed 9 million coronavirus infections and 90,000 daily cases. Oh, and in case you forgot, the presidential election is just days away with much uncertainty in the air.
Lucky for us, Jon Stewart interrupted Colbert with a FaceTime while he was unbuttoning his shirt for a faux new segment dubbed “Stephen Colbert’s Intimate Secrets” where Colbert planned to get personal with his audience. Colbert asked Jon how he was holding up during these crazy times. “I’m not good. I’m terrified. I’m anxious. I’m lonely.” Speaking about the election and the pandemic, Stewart asked, “how much canned soup and ammunition can one man have, Stephen?”
Colbert attempted to reassure him with a reminder that the election is just four days from now but Stewart was not convinced. The former Daily Show host referred to this tumultuous time as a “marathon” where he’s not sure if he is at the end of the race or just the halfway point. “The finish line for me is [Donald Trump] not being president anymore and 1000 people not dying every day from a disease we don’t understand, still.”
Colbert, who seemed equally uncertain, then said, “I know that we’ll know on Tuesday.” But he immediately reconsidered his stance. “I don’t even know if we’ll know,” he said, correcting himself.
“Did you ever imagine in your wildest dreams that this would be life?” Stewart asked. “No,” said Colbert. “Jon it’s 2020, all metaphors are real now,” speaking about an asteroid that will hit earth on election day which the host talked to astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about next.
You can check out the full clip above.
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