Stephen Colbert's series of live shows at the Republican National Convention last week included hilarious Hunger Games-themed stunts, reuniting with both Jon Stewart and the old "Stephen Colbert," and even busting a mustard thief at the convention's condiment stand. So by the time he wrapped up the final installment, the Late Show host was understandably tired, punch-drunk, and prone to hilarious blunders.
As the show enters the early hours of Friday morning, a visibly tired Colbert admits to the audience, "I actually look like I've been up for 48 hours right now," before sitting back and drinking a well-earned beer. But best of all, the outtakes include several teleprompter-reading mess-ups, sarcastic asides, and funny interactions with audience members you normally wouldn't be able to see unless you were there. Because at some point after enduring a week in Cleveland, Stephen Colbert just DGAF.
"Yeah, we wanted to give you all beer, but the lawyers said, 'Somebody might die," he tells the audience, which erupts into boos. "Yeah, I'm with you! I'm with you! A couple people die? At least we all had fun."
Free beer or not, the show looked like a helluva good time.