Stephen Colbert fans, you know how this works. The 2016 presidential race has become such a contentious bloodsport that whenever a candidate bites the dust, The Late Show sends him/her off in glorious style with their Hunger Games-inspired segment, the “Hungry for Power Games.”
Ben Carson dropped out this weekend, so once again, Colbert donned the wig of Caeser Flickerman to commemorate how there’s one less candidate for him to poke fun at. After moving past the usual jokes about the former doctor’s sonorous demeanor, Colbert broke down Carson’s recent struggles to win state delegates and find a path for his campaign’s future.
“I’m not a politician. I don’t want to be a politician,” Carson said in an clip from his campaign announcement, to which Colbert immediately responded, “wish granted!”
The segment went in a new direction though when Colbert made a new reference to the Hunger Games series by introducing a mute servant named Andro to help him out. The host’s alcoholic portrayal of Flickerman was running low on champagne, and while thanking Andro for topping him off, he remarked that now he has “all the sparkle that Carson lacked.”
Watch above, via CBS.
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