We should have known that the world wouldn't be able to survive a Jon Stewart-less Daily Show, and indeed since Stewart ceded the desk to Trevor Noah last summer, things have pretty much gone to shit. We've missed him a lot, even with stalwarts like John Oliver and Samantha Bee keeping up the commentary—so THANK GOD Stephen Colbert has resurrected both Stewart and right-wing pundit "Stephen Colbert" from The Colbert Report to help guide us through the Satanic Ritual that is this year's Republican National Convention.
Last night, Late Show Colbert headed to retired Stewart's remote cabin in the woods to call him into action. Colbert informed Stewart that the GOP candidate is not, in fact, poor, sweet Jeb!, but the walking can of Jergens Natural Glow that is Donald Trump:
Jon Stewart: The guy whose eyes look like tiny versions of his mouth?
Stephen Colbert: Yes, the guy who looks like an angry creamsicle.
Jon Stewart: Decomposing jack-o-lantern.
Stephen Colbert: Human/toupee hybrid.
Jon Stewart: That guy.
Stephen Colbert: Yes.
Stewart's been shacking up with a friend—watch all the way to the end.
Colbert, who crashed the RNC on Sunday to launch "The 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games," also performed a rousing song-and-dance number welcoming everyone to the madhouse:
He and his pet weasel Caligula aired a full report from the RNC:
And best of all, "Stephen Colbert" showed up (on a patriotic chariot) for a segment of "The Word" from The Colbert Report:
At least America's going down laughing, I suppose.