Vulgar Joke by Late Night Comedian Stephen Colbert Puts Pressure on CBS

Jimmy Kimmel gets emotional during his May 1 show

Jimmy Kimmel gets emotional during his May 1 show

It was a rare TV reunion Tuesday as Stephen Colbert played host to a gang of fellow "Daily Show" alums on a special edition of CBS" "The Late Show.'

The homophobic line aimed at Trump came during Stephen Colbert's opening monolog, in which the Late Show host slammed the POTUS for abruptly ending his Face the Nation interview with CBS News's John Dickerson after the latter asked about Trump's claims that the former President Barack Obama had wiretapped him.

Out of character and back on the "Late Show" set, Stewart joked that he's anxious about Colbert and his potty mouth.

"My pulse is racing", Colbert said, performing some last-minute riffing on the subject in his monologue, including a reading of Trump's letter to Comey in a Trumpian voice. "When are we finally going to see that HBO thing that was announced years ago?"

Growing serious, Stewart told Colbert, 'The things that you say, even if they're crass, even if they in some ways are not respectful enough to the office of the presidency, can insult.

Stewart, who was caught in the staff refrigerator emotionally eating their yogurt, then popped out to congratulate his team on "spreading their wings" before they launched their pre-show prayer: "Go liberal agenda!" And for that brief shiny moment, The Late Show was hilarious, though not in the least as Colbert intended.

Colbert hit back, "I learned it from you, Dad". Before that, he worked for Daily Show from 1998.

Since leaving their jobs as "Daily Show" correspondents, Bee, Helms, Oliver and Corddry have gone on to lead their own shows and act in big movies and TV series.

The show opened with Stewart making a large sandwich for current host of "The Daily Show" Trevor Noah, who was smashing a bunch of buttons while waiting for Stewart and Colbert to deliver his lunch to him on a silver tray. You know that feeling when you're the newbie at a gathering of old friends? "There are nights where I find myself impotently shouting into the abyss", Stewart conceded, "which, if you think about it, wasn't that different from what I did on a nightly basis".

"I can't put it into words, but I can put it into flashback", the comedian said before taking viewers down memory lane in a flashback remake of his last day working on "The Daily Show" in 2005. "Like, it's the difference between insult and injury". "The process of making the show somehow became entwined with my process, with making sense of things that I didn't understand and the two sort of merged at some level".

The pair also made numerous appearances as guests on each other's programs throughout the years, with two particular standouts coming in the form of sketches centered around Stewart explaining Hanukkah and Colbert transferring his infamous Super PAC.

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