Well, that was a little awkward.
At the beginning of his opening monologue during last night’s broadcast of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert informed his audience of the shocking news that FBI Director James Comey had been fired by President Donald Trump. (Apparently, the story had broken just minutes ahead of the taping.)
Colbert seemed taken aback when upon the announcement of the bombshell, his audience broke out into applause, likely believing this was something of a setback for the Trump administration. (It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Colbert’s core audience is largely anti-Trump.)
Noticing the confusing reaction from the crowd, Colbert immediately joked about it.