“For those of you tuning in to see my interview with Louis C.K. tonight, I have some bad news. Then I have some really bad news.”
At least after a lengthy prepared monologue on the attempted statutory rape allegations against Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore, it was kind of an easy segue to explaining:
“Louis canceled his appearance here tonight because The New York Times broke this story today: five women are accusing Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct.”
Things must have been even more uncomfortable behind the scenes as Colbert and C.K. have known each other for years, having worked on the short-lived Dana Carvey Show over 20 years ago, long before finding their individual success.
See his talk on Moore and C.K. (below):
It may seem like Colbert went easy on C.K., but to be fair the news broke just before the time late night shows tape, in the early afternoon.
Most didn’t even bring up the scandal, though there was a brief, last minute mention by Seth Meyers in his monologue (below).
Do YOU think late night hosts went easy on their friend?
[Image via CBS.]