On the November 21 episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, host Stephen Colbert addressed the weekend’s Hamilton news in his opening monologue.
For those not up to date, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended the November 18 evening performance of Hamilton on Broadway. During the curtain call, Brandon Victor Dixon (the show’s Aaron Burr) delivered remarks on behalf of the company. Donald Trump called for an apology from the cast to Pence on Twitter. Pence said on Face the Nation that he was not offended by the statement.
Colbert begins speaking on this weekend’s events at the 6:50 mark.
“Now you’ve gone too far. You can pull out of NATO, you can round up immigrants, but Hamilton overrated? NO! You can’t stay that,” joked Colbert.
He joked about the Hamilton boycott, saying, “You can’t boycott something you can’t get.”
Colbert goes on to say that the exchange that occurred between Hamilton, Pence, and Trump will go down in the history books, so he created a musical spin-off about the incident (start: 10:30).
As Trump, Colbert recites:
How does an orange bully son-of-a b•••h and a conman grabbin p•••y with Gary Busey no taxes evident
Grow up to the be the hero and the President?
Well the story of my reign starts on the Great White Way
With a great white-haired Veep who doesn’t like the gay
I always thought the theatre was a safe and special place
But when the Vice President’s in residence, some thugs get up in his face
Cameras blazing, come at him with their scary tights
Blasting bang with a request to protect their rights?
Stabbing him with rudeness, the cast casting aspersions
Before Pence could hit ’em back with some gay conversions
He got a lecture, he got heckled in his tiny little seat
I won't let my Veep go down like that
Men to the tweets
Drop the toilet seat
Drop the beat
Thumbs so fast disappearing like my balance sheets
Gonna make the theatre safe again and end the lies
Watch this, I'm gonna tweet “Apologize!”
And done, back to making America great
Hannity, Truckasaurus who wants Secretary of State?