On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert celebrated the news from Thailand, where 12 boys and their soccer coach were rescued from a flooded cave, but he couldn’t resist turning the story into a commentary on POTUS.
”All 12 Thai boys and their coach have been rescued from the cave that they were trapped in for more than two weeks. That feels good. In fact, it’s a great story that gives everyone hope. And it reminds us of the importance of permission slips for field trips to flooded caves. Everybody loves this story. Are you listening, Mr. President? Freeing children makes people like you!”
In case you don’t know, Colbert is comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report from 2005 to 2014 and he now hosts The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS.
Colbert studied Theatre at Northwestern University. He first performed professionally alongside Steve Carell at Second City Chicago, where the company also included Paul Dinello and Amy Sedaris. He collaborated with Sedaris and Dinello on the cult television series Strangers With Candy (1999-2000), where he played closeted gay high school teacher Chuck Noblet.
The Colbert Report was a parody of personality-driven political opinion shows including The O’Reilly Factor, in which he portrayed a caricatured version of conservative political pundits. The series became Comedy Central’s highest-rated series.
Colbert has won nine Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Peabody Awards.