“The Late Present” host Stephen Colbert tackled the disaster in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion in his monologue on Thursday evening, searching for the humor in a critical scenario.
Principally, Colbert caught to breaking down Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement over why his nation was launching assaults on Ukraine, choosing up on Putin’s remark they had been making an attempt to “De-Nazi-fy” Ukraine, and that Russia was making an attempt to assist individuals “topic to abuse and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.”
“De-Nazi fy? That’s arduous to do while you’re appearing like de Nazis,” Colbert commented.
He continued: “Now that is clearly a ridiculous declare. To begin with [Ukrainian President] Zelensky’s not a Nazi. He’s from a Jewish background and he’s barely even a politician. He’s a former TV comic. That is like if the U.S. invaded Canada to seize conflict legal Eugene Levy. What I’m making an attempt to say is the world is up ‘Schitt’s Creek.’”
Throughout Putin’s speech, the Russian chief additionally warned the West to not become involved within the battle, with a menace of sturdy retaliation.
“One thing we’ve by no means expertise?” Colbert stated, utilizing a few of Putin’s phrases to arrange his subsequent joke. “He’s going to make Michael Bay film?”
CNN chopping to an Applebee’s industrial as air raid sirens rang out in Kyiv additionally received the Colbert therapy. After he famous the cable community’s actions, he made a Chili’s-style quip: “In the meantime, Ukraine is singing, ‘I would like my nation again, nation again, nation again.’”
Watch Colbert’s full monologue above.