Barack Obama Gets Resume Help From Stephen Colbert With Hilarious Mock Job Interview on 'Late Show'

by Zach Seemayer 10:35 PM PDT, October 17, 2016
Playing Barack Obama Gets Resume Help From Stephen Colbert With Hilarious Mock Job Interview on 'Late Show'

President Barack Obama is about to be out of work after eight years of service, so Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to help the commander-in-chief bulk up his resume for his upcoming job hunt.

In a pre-taped interview on Monday's The Late Show, Colbert surprised Obama in the White House, and put on his persona of "Randy, the Office Manager" to help the president with a practice job interview.

Grilling the president with a string of questions that anyone who just lost their job might face when sitting down with a future employer, Randy wasted no time in helping Obama find the right way to present himself and his skills.

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Randy, who started the mock interview by reminding Obama that age 55 is "a tough time to start over for a man," pointed out that the president hasn't had "any promotions for the last eight years," which isn't a good sign.

"Honestly, there wasn't a lot of room for advancement in my last job," Obama explained. "The only one with a more powerful position was my wife."

Randy then asked why he's leaving his previous job, since he wasn't terminated but "it sounds like he can't stay."

"I've leaving because it's required by the 22nd amendment of the United States Constitution," Obama explained.

"Okay, little tip, when you say staying at your job would be unconstitutional, what employers hear is that you stole office supplies," Randy replied.

Obama went on to explain that he'd like to work in "a nice corner office. Or at least an office that has corner in it."

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After going over a few of his biggest accomplishments as president (which included reopening political relations with Cuba, overhauling healthcare and saving the American auto industry, among others), Randy asked if he had any awards or commendations.

"Well, I have almost 30 honorary degrees, and I did get the Nobel Peace Prize," Obama explained. Although when asked what he got the coveted award for, he joked, "To be honest, I still don't know."

Obama also touted his 77 million Twitter followers as evidence of his social media prowess, adding that he got so many followers through "executive order, and pictures of cats."

All joking aside, Obama made it very clear how important it is for the youth of the nation to vote on Election Day (Nov. 8), to decide the fate of their own futures.

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However, since The Late Show is a network television program, Randy said he couldn't allow Obama to openly endorse a candidate. However, he did ask the president about his "choice of snacks," before presenting him with two different options.

"Would you care for an extra fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than 100 countries," Randy asked, clearly eluding to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "Or this shriveled tangerine, covered in golden retriever hair, filled with bile, that I wouldn't leave alone with the woman I love?"

"I think I'll go with the fiber nutrient bar," Obama responded.

Recently, First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with Colbert where she opened up about the current election season and showed off her flawless impression of her husband. Check out the video below for a look at her hilarious Late Show appearance.