It ’twas the night before election day, and Jake Gyllenhaal could see the results were “swinging left”… because an ebullient Stephen Colbert refused to tie the front of his nightgown.
The “Nightcrawler” star joined the “Late Show” host on Monday night as he put a political twist on Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.”
Colbert, doing his best Ebenezer Scrooge impression, wakes up with three ghosts next to his bed: pictures of GOP congressmen Mitch McConnell, Orrin Hatch and Chuck Grassley. He then quickly scurries off to make sure he hasn’t missed election day, stopping to bother a local “kid” — Gyllenhaal — for some answers.
“Say there – boy!” Colbert yells to Gyllenhaal.
“What? Are you talking to me? I’m 37 years old,” Gyllenhaal flatly responds.
Gyllenhaal then gives Colbert some good news, telling him it’s the night before the election and there’s still time to vote.
“There’s still time to vote!” Colbert excitedly says. “Here, boy, take this shiny silver crown and go buy the biggest midterms goose you can find!” Colbert continues, while throwing a silver coin at Gyllenhaal.
“You know I can see right up your nightgown, right?” Gyllenhaal replies. “Seriously dude, you have to put on some briefs.”
The hilarious skit kept with Colbert’s recent focus on the elections. He had Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on the show last night, along with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to badger Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke down in Texas.