Stephen Colbert Brings His 'Hunger Games'-Inspired Antics to the DNC
By Sophie Schillaci
Julius Flickerman is back!
After stealing a few minutes of stage time at the Republican National Convention last week, Stephen Colbert is back at it and bringing his Hunger Games-inspired alter ego to the Democratic National Convention.
Flashing his "podium pass" (not a real thing), Colbert attempted to evade security guards on his way to the stage. After a few failed attempts -- including an unsuccessful assist from Nancy Pelosi -- the Late Show host eventually got his way and declared "God bless America! God bless freedom of the press!" from the podium. "God bless podiums! I'm not one to gloat, but I won!" he added.
The big moment didn't pack quite the same punch as its predecessor, when Colbert quipped: "I know I'm not supposed to be up here. Let's be honest, neither is Donald Trump." But to be fair, Colbert did have to put much more effort into getting to the stage in the first place.
That said, he did sneak in a few jabs at Hillary Clinton's expense from the floor of the convention. At one point, the comic climbed on top of a folding chair and began chanting, "Lock her up!"
Elsewhere in the Late Show’s Monday night broadcast, Colbert sang a psychedelic Clinton-themed song inspired by a cheesesteak gone bad. (Yes, you read that right.)
"You must rejoice, there is no choice, she is your destiny," he croons. "Death, taxes and Hillary." Watch below.