Stephen Colbert Channels Willy Wonka to Explain Congress

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“I hope everybody in America is utilizing safety, as a result of it is extremely doable that we’re all screwed,” Stephen Colbert stated on Wednesday evening. The “Late Present” host was referring to the potential for a authorities shutdown and the potential of the U.S. hitting the debt ceiling. (He additionally defined the arcane course of often called funds reconciliation, placing on a Willy Wonka hat to accomplish that.)

“It might be what one economist known as ‘monetary Armageddon.’ That’s dangerous information and even worse timing, as a result of America’s already scheduled a plague Armageddon, a local weather Armageddon and a democracy Armageddon.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Whereas TikTok has eliminated 62 million movies within the first three months of this yr, it’s practically not possible to take away each problematic put up. It’s like enjoying TikTok Whac-a-Mole, besides the moles imagine the vaccines will provide you with an eleventh toe.” — SAMANTHA BEE

This week’s hashtags phase on “The Tonight Present” challenged viewers to create fall-themed parodies.

Charlize Theron, star of “The Outdated Guard 2,” will seem on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Reside.”

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