Stephen Colbert made a surprise appearance with President Obama during a sketch on The Late Show Monday in which he gave the president some pointers for his job search when he leaves the White House.
Colbert played “Randy,” the office manager, who offers Obama tips to help him sharpen his job interview skills.
“Fifty-five, a tough time to start over for man,” Colbert says. “I don’t see any promotions for the last eight years. That’s not always good. Can you explain that?”
“Honestly, there wasn’t a lot of room for advancement at my last job,” Obama explains. “The only one with a more powerful position was my wife.”
At one point in the mock interview, Colbert says, “It doesn’t say here. Where were you born?”
“Really?” asks Obama with a hard glare.
“Is this is the longest form of this resume that is available?” Colbert asks.
“Why don’t we move on,” Obama says.
Obama also joked about the Nobel Peace Prize, which he was awarded in 2009, during his first year in office.
“Do you have any awards or commendations?” Colbert asks.
“Well, I have almost 39 honorary degrees and I did get the Nobel Peace Prize,” Obama says.
“Or really, what was that for?” Colbert asks.
“To be honest, I still don’t know,” Obama replies.
Finally, Colbert touches on the upcoming election, although he says that, “Because we are on a network television show, I can not allow you to endorse a candidate right now.” Instead, he asks Obama to choose between two snacks: “An extra-fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than 100 countries, or this shriveled tangerine, covered in golden-retriever hair, filled with bile, that I wouldn’t leave alone with the woman I love.”
“Well, I think I’ll go with the fiber nutrient bar,” says Obama.
“Interesting,” replies Colbert.
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