July 25, 2019
Robert Mueller testified before Congress on Tuesday and while the testimony was serious, informative, and professional, late-night show hosts Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers found the comedy gold in special counsel's straight-forward responses.
The hosts played around with the content and President Donald Trump's reactions to Mueller's testimony, as well as Mueller's old-school nickname, "Bobby Three Sticks," as Colbert now likes to call him.
One of the strongest statements made by the FBI director was in an answer to a question asked by Republican Rep. Ken Buck. He asked if Trump could be charged with obstruction of justice after he left office, Mueller responded fairly quickly with a "yes" response.
"Oh, those were very fast yeses," Meyers joked, before responding with a fake question and answer: "'And would you like to be there the day he is arrested?' 'Yes.'"
Fallon and Colbert's jokes approached to hearing from Trump's perspective..
"I think Trump has a new campaign slogan, 'Trump 2020 — I'm too pretty for jail," Colbert said.
And Fallon said, "Right now in Russia, Putin is looking at his phone like, 'Any second now. Hello, Donald. Yes, I can help.'"
Though Fallon didn't nail the monologue all the way through. The host tripped up while delivering one of the first jokes in the monologue, saying that "Mueller was questioned by 60 lawmakers for six hours. The only time you get grilled like that is if you're single at your family reunion," only to have the joke fall flat when stumbled the on the word "reunion."
Philadelphian and the The Roots emcee, Tarqiq "Black Thought" Trotter, starts to laugh at him. Fallon replies, "Unbelievable. That's the first joke you've laughed at all night, man."
Fallon made fun of his miscue. "It's like if Sylvester Stallone was doing the monologue," he said, giving his best impression of the "Rocky" star.
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