Stephen Colbert Helps Obama Punch Up His Résumé in Late Show Video

Barack Obama on Monday (reluctantly) sat down with The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert, where he was given a primer on how to polish up his résumé ahead of his exit from the Oval Office.

Barely disguising himself as an office manager named Randy, Colbert conducted a mock job interview, inquiring with POTUS about why he hadn’t been promoted at work in nearly eight years. Later, in an attempt to make his résumé more appealing to potential employers, Colbert equated the president’s ability to broker international deals with being proficient in Microsoft Excel, and his success reopening relations with Cuba with being skilled in conversational Spanish.

Before letting him go, Colbert managed to get in a question about the forthcoming presidential election. Keeping in mind broadcast network restrictions about endorsing political candidates, he asked if the Commander in Chief would prefer that his replacement to be “an extra fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than 100 countries,” or a “shriveled tangerine covered in golden retriever hair… that I wouldn’t leave alone with the woman I love.” (We’ll let you read between those lines.)

Watch the complete Late Show segment above, then tell us if you think Obama has the résumé to reenter the work force come 2017.

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4 Comments
  1. Shaun says:

    Funny stuff

  2. Pat says:

    So very funny and I am really going to miss President Obama. Hopefully, I will see him around DC.

  3. N says:

    I will miss him

  4. Paloma says:

    That was very unfunny stuff. It was painful to watch.

    President Obama made the most of the material and I will miss his sense of humor. But it was a terrible bit that could have been way funnier.

    The minute I saw Colbert arrive in the blue vest, I expected the conclusion of the bit to be Obama as a greeter at Walmart. Am I the only one?