Stephen Colbert will be taking over the Late Show for CBS in September after the retirement of David Letterman. Promotion has begun in earnest with an already active YouTube channel and some new television spots.
One features former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Colbert tells us he expects to interview all kinds of public figures, including politicians. Confronted by Mitt Romney, he offers a compliment. “Wow, you do a great Mitt Romney.”
“I am Mitt Romney.”
“That’s it,” Colbert encourages him. “Stay in character.”
The spot ends with another joke tagged on the end. Something about pancakes. Probably should have quit while they were ahead.