Stephen Colbert started ‘Russia Week’ from Saint Petersburg before appearing on Russia’s one late night TV show with an important announcement between vodka shots.
“I am so honored to be here right now,” Colbert told host Ivan Urgant after settling into the Evening Urgant guest chair. “You’re the No. 1 show here, and this is the state TV, so you’re officially an employee of the state … and we — what’s the word for it? — colluded that I would be on your show, so I look forward to going back to America and testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee about colluding with Russians. Thank you for the opportunity.”
“To the beautiful and friendly Russian people,” Colbert began his first toast, “I don’t understand why no members of the Trump administration can remember meeting you.”
Urgant then toast saying: “I’d like to toast the wonderful country of the United States, which invented the internet,” he said, “thanks to which we can influence the outcome of the presidential elections in the US.”