On the most recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the popular late-night host explained why daylight saving is bad for you during his “Meanwhile” segment.
Stephen Colbert: Daylight saving time is unhealthy!
“According to new research, daylight savings time is worse for your body than standard time.” Colbert said
He then elaborated, pointing out that the study claims, “light from any source too late in the evening … can interfere with our ability to sleep.”
Colbert jokingly stated:
"“Yes, light from any source. Phone, iPad, lamps, but not your TV, this is very important. Late night TV [is] very good for you!”"
The host went on to sarcastically announce that late-night TV “reduces wrinkles and improves mood.”
“Apparently, shifting daylight later into the day puts us at an increased risk for sleep loss, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and mood disorders,” he told viewers.
Colbert then remarked that “most of those mood disorders are just rage at trying to change the clock on the microwave.”
In his “Meanwhile” segment, Colbert also discussed how rats have rhythm like humans according to a new study. The rats even have favorite songs such as Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Beat It” by Michael Jackson and “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga.
Baby boomers’ tech addiction amuses Stephen Colbert
The Late Show host also touched on the fact that “baby boomers can’t stop staring at their phones.”
The device addiction consists of boomers, “mainly playing ‘words with friends, ‘Candy Crush’ and card games”, Stephen Colbert said.
Colbert also noted that they play these games “at the loudest volume known to humankind.”
He showed research that states boomers play card games, often with the volume turned up, which Stephen compared to saying “my favorite part of chess [is] the fragrance.”
Colbert also talked about how Apple is “reportedly changing the ‘Hey Siri’ wake word on your phone to just ‘Siri.'”
“No! Our Grandparents are on the verge of figuring out ‘Hey Siri'” the host argued.
It’s clear that Stephen Colbert does not approve of the change from Apple.
A successful show
From responses on Twitter, it’s obvious that viewers thoroughly enjoyed the segment on top of the hype of having Jon Stewart beside him on the show. The pair have previously joined forces on air and have been met with overwhelming positivity from viewers and the same can be said once more.