Stephen Colbert has offered Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton a spot on The Late Show
During the pandemic, Stephen Colbert has done his best to increase awareness of safety protocols and share accurate information. Now he’s offering up The Late Show to former Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton who want to do the same when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine.
Reports indicate that a vaccine from Pfizer and other companies will be available to a percentage of frontline medical workers by the end of the year. In 2021, the vaccine will become more widely available to Americans.
And while this is good news, there exist conspiracy theories and misconceptions regarding the vaccine. Everything from government control to the workings of Satan has been connected to the treatment thanks to conspiracies spread online.
To combat this misinformation, former President Barack Obama floated the idea of getting vaccinated on television to instill confidence among Americans. Another report indicated that former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush would do the same.
Stephen Colbert jumped at the opportunity to host the three men and their initiative. Hear Colbert pitch The Late Show to the former presidents in the video below:
Stephen Colbert highlighted the historical precedent set by Elvis Pressley. The singer received the polio vaccine before a taping of The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956. Colbert’s Late Show films at the Ed Sullivan Theater. This is proof enough for Colbert that his show is the perfect place to host the televised vaccination of the three former presidents.
Colbert already has a title for the special event: “The Late Show Immuno-Tabulous Ex-Presidential Jab-A-Rama.” Whether or not Snopp Dogg has been confirmed as a potential physician assistant remains to be seen.
Stephen Colbert has a history with all three former presidents he invited to The Late Show
The three presidents all have a history with Stephen Colbert so it wouldn’t be their first time collaborating with the comedian. It would just be under different circumstances.
Former President Bill Clinton has been a guest on The Late Show multiple times. The pair have discussed other politicians, President Clinton’s personal life, and his projects post-presidency.
Former President George W. Bush was a frequent target of Colbert during The Colbert Report days. It’s clear that the two men see politics in two very different ways. Still, Colbert was the host of the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2006. It proved that unlike some presidents, President Bush wasn’t afraid of being a punchline.
Former President Barack Obama has also sat for multiple interviews with Colbert both on The Colbert Report and The Late Show. Earlier this month, President Obama was a Late Show guest to promote his memoir and discuss the current administration’s pandemic response.
It all adds up to even more proof that Stephen Colbert is the right man for the job if the former presidents are looking for a televised appearance together. Having their vaccination on a late night show could make for a more relaxed atmosphere and put the public more at ease. Colbert would just have to find the right tone so as to not hinder the point the presidents are trying to make about the vaccine’s importance.
Do you think the former presidents should accept Stephen Colbert’s offer? Let us know in the comment section below.