We haven’t done a Late Night Highlight in a while, so let’s check in on Stephen Colbert, who has turned The Late Show into a ratings juggernaut by torching President Donald Trump pretty much non-stop.
Colbert had Andy Serkis on this week. Serkis played Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, and Colbert asked him to read a couple of Trump’s tweets in his Gollum voice. Here’s the whole interview – the good shtick starts at 3:30.
By the way, Serkis was there to promote the latest installment of the Planet of the Apes reboot series (2001-present), in which a modernized plot faults scientific hubris for the rise of a society of genetically modified super-apes. The plot of the original series had the apes take over after Russia and the United States fucked up and nearly made humans extinct. Time is a flat circle.