Bill Murray stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, and keeping with his tradition of putting on a show any time he appears on a late night program, Murray burst out of the ceremonial "Bill Murray door" in an oversized Uncle Sam top hat, blasting ill-fitting shirts at an enthusiastic audience using a classic t-shirt gun. He and Colbert then discussed the Cubs and Charleston while drinking Cuban rum.

Murray was later joined by Jan Vogler, the cellist who worked with him on his classical music project, New Worlds. The two talked about how they met in an airport (Vogler didn't know who Murray was at the time), and then how the project was sparked by Murray reading poetry at the annual Poet's House poetry walk.

Murray and the musicians then performed a partially sung/partially spoken word medley of songs from West Side Story, including "Somewhere," "I Feel Pretty" and "America." Murray went out of his way to emphasize the final lines of "America" for pointed effect: "Immigrant goes to America. Many hellos in America. Nobody knows in America. Puerto Rico’s in America."

The group also performed Camille Saint-Säens' "The Swan" while Murray read the poem "Blessing the Boats" by Lucille Clifton.