We all know that absolutely no one else in this entire world can replace Stephen Colbert once he leaves Comedy Central to join CBS as David Letterman’s successor next year.
However, it looks like Barack Obama could do a decent job if he were given the opportunity.
The president made his first appearance on The Colbert Report on Monday night and decided to host his own version of the show’s recurring segment "The Word" – renaming it "The Decree."
“You’ve been taking a lot of shots at my job, I’ve decided to take a shot at yours,” Obama told Colbert before taking his place on the news desk.
It was hilarious to watch Obama taking shots at himself during the segment – which was recorded before a live audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
“That guy is so arrogant, I’ll bet he talks about himself in the third person,” he said of himself while impersonating Colbert.
At one point in the show, Obama drew a round of applause from the crowd while discussing the Affordable Care Act’s provision allowing young people to stay on their parents’ health care plan until age 26. It must have been one of the most satisfying moments for the president since his appearance was primarily meant to highlight the ongoing open enrollment for health insurance in 2015.
After returning from a commercial break, Colbert jokingly said that Obama could definitely be the permanent new host of the show.
It may not be as good as Obama’s appearance on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, but it’s incredibly entertaining nonetheless.