Last night, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” aired a live episode that featured many celebrity cameos, including Don Cheadle and Stevie Wonder, but the big draw was the return of Jon Stewart, who helped Colbert and a lowly street urchin perform musical numbers about the importance of voting and Donald Trump. Watch the full 10-minute segment below.
Colbert’s Election Eve monologue was interrupted by the tears of a street urchin in the audience who confesses that she’s scared to vote. She joins Colbert for a number about how “voting gives a voice, to people one and all / From the richest robber baron, to the lowliest dirtball,” and just about then Stewart appears on stage from the wings as the Mayor of Candyland. Stewart initially sides with the urchin, claiming that it’s not important to vote (“There’s nothing in the law that says the people have to vote / Let the child do what she wants, don’t stuff voting down her throat!”). But as soon as Colbert informs Stewart that it’s Trump who’s the GOP nominee, Stewart changes his mind: “That angry tax- and draft-dodging little orange groundhog is running for president?”
Near the end of the segment, “Hamilton’s” Javier Muñoz rushes on stage to provide a quick rap about how “history has its eyes on you” and that “staying home isn’t a statement.” He leaves quickly, because of the matinee the next day, and Colbert and Stewart wrap the mini-musical up by yelling, “Go vote!”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET only on CBS.
“The Late Show” also did a Facebook Live segment that provided an inside look at Trump’s closing argument speech via his teleprompter, which gains sentience and gives its own running commentary on Trump’s words. It’s reminiscent of Colbert’s teleprompter stunt at the RNC, as well as his “Word” segments from “The Colbert Report.” Watch the video below: