Those tuning into the Late Show on Thursday and Friday were served a repeat, and for decent reason: Stephen Colbert is in Russia. The host traveled there "on assignment for a future broadcast of his show," per the Hollywood Reporter, which subsequently reported on his Friday night appearance on a popular Russian late-night show. Ivan Urgant hosts Evening Urgant, and Colbert took a few vodka shots alongside him in the part-Russian, part English interview (video here). Colbert first raised a glass to the "beautiful and friendly" Russian people: "I don't understand why no members of the Trump administration can remember meeting you."
Then came the big news: "I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself." That wasn't the last of the jokes on the topic, per the Reporter. Colbert also offered up, "If anyone would like to work on my campaign, in an unofficial capacity, please just let me know." Urgant had a strong volley back: "I’d like to make a toast to the beautiful country of the USA, which invented the Internet. Thanks to it, we can meddle with US elections." A fresh Late Show will run on Monday.