Friday episodes of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” tend to be a bit less topical than those on other nights of the week because they tape Friday episodes on Thursday. So we weren’t treated to any jokes about the Susan Collins/Joe Manchin situation Friday night, but the show still began with a sketch making fun of Brett Kavanaugh.
Friday’s cold open bit was a fake beer commercial for Kavanaugh Beer — which is, obviously, a fake beer. The bit began with a helpful point of reference for anyone who watches Colbert yet doesn’t keep up with current events: one of the parts of his hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he talked about how much he liked beer in high school and still likes beer today.
“Yes, we drank beer. I liked beer. I still like beer. We drank beer,” Kavanaugh declared in the opening clip, before the commercial kicked off in earnest.
The commercial played what looks like a series of stock video clips of people drinking beer as the narrator dropped some political commentary.
“Do you drink beer? Like beer? Still like beer? Drank beer? Then reach for a cold bottle of Kavanaugh,” the narrator said as the fake ad began.
“Kavanaugh beer is full-bodied for great drinkability and supreme judgability. It’s the perfect beer for the judge who doesn’t want to be judged. No calories, no answers. That’s Kavanaugh. The official beer of the Beach Week Ralph Club.”
The ad closed with a dire warning about the potential consequences of drinking Kavanaugh beer.
“Warning: Kavanaugh Beer will give you a hangover that lasts a lifetime appointment.”
You can watch the full fake ad from Friday’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” in the video embedded at the top of this post.