Watch Stephen Colbert Crash The Republican Convention With A 'Hunger Games' Reference You Can't Miss — VIDEO
The 2016 Republican National Convention is sure to be an entertaining event, but the convention speakers already have a tough act to follow: Stephen Colbert. Sure, the convention doesn't officially kick off until Monday, but that didn't keep the Late Show host from taking to the stage in Cleveland. On Sunday night, Colbert delivered an unsanctioned speech on the RNC stage — the late-night host seized the moment, and gave his impassioned speech at the podium until guards came and removed him from the stage.
Donald Trump's hair will never cease to baffle; however, Colbert one-upped the soon-to-be GOP nominee and dressed as Caesar Flickerman from The Hunger Games for his impromptu speech — the comedian's blue wig was even more sculpted than The Donald's orange mane.
However, The Hunger Games inspired more than Colbert's hair — when the Late Show host took to the RNC stage, he continued to spoof the popular books and movies telling the audience, "So it is my honor to hereby launch and begin the 2016 Republican National Hungry for Power Games!" What a fitting name.
In keeping with The Hunger Games theme, Colbert also joked that Trump "has formed an alliance with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence." Sounds about right.
However, it was Colbert's final words before he was removed from the RNC stage that delivered the biggest punch. As the guard arrived on stage to escort Colbert from the podium, Colbert turned to him and said, "Look, I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but let's be honest, neither is Donald Trump." That's for sure.
According to The Huffington Post, Sunday night wasn't the first time Colbert compared the presidential race to The Hunger Games. Colbert first dressed as the Games' master of ceremonies and discussed the presidential election during a September 2015 Late Show segment: "This vicious battle for survival in a cutthroat arena reminds me of The Hunger Games, in that hundreds of millions of dollars will be spent and in four years, there's going to be another one." Wow, the Hunger Games reference is all too perfect.
Colbert continued to poke fun at the RNC throughout Sunday night, and tweeted a photo of himself (dressed as Caesar Flickerman, of course) with a massive electrical outlet at the convention — he captioned the photo, "At the center of power at the RNC."
It's hard to imagine Colbert's coverage of the RNC could be any better than it was on Sunday night, but on Monday, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart is reuniting with Colbert to cover the RNC — so it's definitely possible Colbert might outshine himself when reunited with Stewart. Perhaps Stewart will dress as The Hunger Games' President Coriolanus Snow.