Stephen Colbert Rachel Maddow

Late Show With Stephen Colbert Mocks Rachel Maddow's Trump-Tax Reveal

Barely 24 hours after Rachel Maddow’s much-hyped yet ultimately unsatisfying exposé of some leaked pages from President Donald Trump’s past tax return, Stephen Colbert donned a deep-V and blazer and put his own spin on the MSNBC host’s reveal.

“I hold in my hand something very significant. It is a joke, a joke that we have confirmed has been heard by Donald Trump,” Colbert said, dressed as Maddow, in a video bit released ahead of Wednesday’s Late Show.

The gag: Colbert takes the longest possible route to revealing the joke in question, “Why did the chicken cross the road?,” much like The Rachel Maddow Show took its time getting into the details of Trump’s 2005 1040 form on Tuesday. (Plus, he totally nails her mannerisms, right?)

Press PLAY on the video above to watch Colbert channel Maddow.

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24 Comments
  1. Wordsmith says:

    At the very least, it pokes holes in the stereotype that liberal comedians never make fun of other liberals.

  2. schu says:

    This is gold. So appreciate Colbert taking fair aim at Maddow for her “reporting” skills.

  3. J.B. says:

    His impersonation of Maddow is so spot on it’s almost frightening.

  4. Leslie Miller says:

    Love it. Maddow is so annoying n stupid n hateful. Good joke. Hope she is held accountable for showing PRESIDENT Trumps returns…even though it was good…she made afool of herself. Someome should tell her “YOU’RE FIRED”

    • DL says:

      Annoying and stupid, sure, you’re entitled to your opinion. But I’m so tired of people calling liberals “hateful” just because they criticize in a partisan way. Conservatives do the same thing to liberals. It’s not hateful unless we’re slinging insults and being deliberately mean-spirited. That goes for both sides.

      • destardi says:

        ‘One side’ is not out physically beating Trump supporters, attacking people like Michael Savage, writing ‘Vote Trump’ on his church, then burning it down, muslim women claiming fake hate crimes, pushing a fake ‘russianzzz!’ story, ‘accidentally catching American citizens phone calls during russian investigations’ then leaking them, leaking the President’s phone calls that are supposed to be private. OBAMA AND HIS BAND OF IMMORAL CRETINS INVESTIGATED HIS OPPONENT, HILLARY TWEETED ABOUT IT AT SAME TIME (OCTOBER) – and they DID IT ALL WITHOUT THINKING TRUMP WOULD WIN. Now they are effed and investigations into it ARE being done.

        • Mary says:

          Yes there are extremist on both sides. Wow how come you didn’t point out the ones who
          ACTUALLY KILLED PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE IMMIGRANTS, THAT’S RIGHT BECAUSE THEY WERE THE CLUELESS WONDER SUPPORTERS. Also no PROVE that #45 phone was tapped and your rant sounds just like the alt-right spew with no backup. Ironic isn’t it.

      • Collette says:

        The left wingers are beside themselves and self destructing like Rumpelstiltskin. They can’t believe it didn’t work and are desperate to change it back. Everyone of voting age should read Losing Ground by Charles Murray to understand just how destructive the Civil Rights Act and Democratic policies have been to minorities and the poor.

      • Rick says:

        Calling someone a Nazi or Hitler isn’t deliberately mean spirited?? Hitler slaughtered millions of innocent people and Trump is refered to as a Nazi and Hitler by countless liberals.

        • Paige says:

          I assume you were on here with this same impassioned argument when countless conservatives called President Obama Hitler, a terrorist, etc.

      • larry says:

        Not sure what bubble you live in, but the facts states liberals are the most hateful people in this country. They have no morality or ethics. The reason is very simple. Their liberal ideology at it’s core is very foolish and when confronted with facts that prove it, they have no recourse except to admit what they believe in does not work in THIS world that we live in or to start name calling and lying.

        • murley says:

          “Liberals are hateful name-callers” he name-called them hatefully.

        • Mary says:

          You’re joking right. Plenty of name calling on the right side and what is foolish is when they are confronted with FACTS that prove them wrong, they deflect to Hillary or Obama. Do you really want to talk about lying because #45 is the master of it, how has that worked out. No the liberal ideology is not foolish at all. They aren’t the ones who discriminate against others. They aren’t the hypocrites who preach their religion and yet break many of the cardinal rules of that religion. The list could go on but you get the point.

        • lizzie says:

          You’re talking about alternative facts, right?

    • Mary says:

      When I bet it was #45 who leaked them, I doubt there will be a fall out. Didn’t reveal a lot other than he would have paid less without the Alternative tax, which by the way he wants to eliminate. What we all need to see are the attachment pages but the truth is his little followers wouldn’t comprehend them or care because they don’t want to know that he has conned them.

  5. cuius says:

    More bad news for Fallon?

  6. destardi says:

    Colbert sucks. Madcow sucks harder. Er, she doesn’t suck but she does blow.

  7. Collette says:

    Failed “journalist” mocked by failed humorist. Epic said no one.

  8. That’s a really good impression of Rachel Maddow. Pacing is both funny and accurate.