Stephen Colbert brings back old character for a final farewell to Obama


Stephen Colbert felt like he couldn’t do justice to President Barack Obama’s legacy, so he handed it off to someone who could: “Stephen Colbert.”

He can’t legally bring his Colbert Report character to The Late Show, but he’s gotten around that by calling the character—the other other Stephen Colbert—his “identical twin cousin.” He settles in with a gleeful Werd segment decreeing the end of Obama, but he can’t keep up the act for long. No matter which Colbert we’re truly seeing at the desk, he’ll miss this president.

“I know the Constitution says you have to go, but I will miss you,” Colbert said. “You were a worthy adversary. You were a leader of vision, patience, dignity, passion, and humanity. And it really felt good fighting for the opposite of all those things.”

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.