Stephen Colbert and Billy Eichner Take to the Streets to Talk to New Yorkers About President Donald Trump
By Zach Seemayer
Stephen Colbert joined "proudly elitist, gay, Jewish, liberal, native New Yorker, piece of s**t snowflake" Billy Eichner for a politically charged segment on the season five finale of Billy on the Street.
The two stars walked around the Big Apple to talk to other New Yorkers about a so-called "New York bubble" of liberalism, and asked fans if they had any message they'd like Colbert to pass along to President Donald Trump.
Talking to one woman outside a storefront, the life-long New Yorker explained that she's concerned about "the people he's bringing into his cabinet. He's opening Pandora's box."
"He actually grabbed Pandora's box without asking permission," Colbert quipped before Eichner pulled him away to accost other unsuspecting passersby.
While the segment had Eichner's usual kinetic energy, it also allowed thoughtful moments of candid honesty that struck a tone of real political passion, and made some solid arguments regarding New York's role in politics.
A day after the election, Colbert delivered an emotional monologue about Trump's unexpected electoral vote victory and subsequent protests. Check out the video below to hear what the politically-charged comic had to say.