After Stephen Colbert took a jab at Piers Morgan on The Late Show, Morgan is responding by sending a jab of his own back at the late night comedian.
Clearly, Piers Morgan and Stephen Colbert won’t be exchanging Christmas cards this year.
Earlier this week, Colbert took a momentary break from taking down President Donald Trump to take a swipe at Morgan as well. Speaking about the negotiations over tariffs between Trump and the European Union, Colbert mentions, “I’ve met Piers Morgan,” in reference to knowing that Europeans “can do stupid.”
Of course, it wasn’t long before word got to Morgan that Colbert called him out. And Morgan, much like a certain president he admires, decided to rush to Twitter to say something about it immediately. And his response was to suggest his job would soon be replaced by his CBS cohort and fellow comedian James Corden, saying, “You’ll see how stupid we Europeans are when [Corden] gets your job.”
Corden currently hosts The Late Late Show, which follows Colbert’s Late Show on CBS. If Morgan is really expecting Corden to take over hosting duties for The Late Show, however, he might have to wait a while. Colbert is currently the king of late night TV, with the highest rated program between him and his competitors. Morgan is certainly welcome to have an opinion, but the American television audience doesn’t quite seem to agree.
Of course, we’ll see who ends up winning at this years Emmys. Last year, John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight took the coveted late night award. Could Colbert or Corden pull it off this year?
Until Corden presumably takes over for Colbert’s show, you can catch him on TV every single weeknight. Be sure to watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert when it airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST, only on CBS.