Colbert gives Lady Liberty the night off for International Women’s Day


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert took some time from Wednesday’s episode to celebrate women on International Women’s Day, and gave Lady Liberty the night off.

Wednesday was a special occasion for women around the world celebrating International Women’s Day. Late night talk shows, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, tried to find some creative ways to celebrate women in the industry.

Wednesday night’s episode of The Late Show started with a cold open that was supposedly entirely produced without women, and it was a total disaster. Later in the show, Stephen Colbert took some more time to talk about the holiday and the general protests around the world of women not showing up to work in “Day without a Woman”.

Surprisingly, late on Tuesday night, the lights at the Statue of Liberty were shut off. Many were wondering if this was because of International Women’s Day or a protest to Trump’s latest executive order, but it just turned out to be a power outage.

Even though it was just a power outage, Colbert decided that it would be ok to give Lady Liberty the day off. Instead, Colbert decided to introduce the country to Dude Liberty, and you can watch the whole segment with the new statue in the YouTube video below.

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Dude Liberty probably doesn’t have the same ring to it, and it’s probably not the kind of statue we want representing the United States. Still, if it’s only for a day, I guess we’ll just have to deal with it while Lady Liberty takes a little break.