Side note that I have to share: On Sunday, I was at the beach with the kids, watching them play in the ocean while I stood on the shore. At one point, a family walked between me and the kids, and I instantly recognized the father. It was Jason Jones! He was walking with his wife, Samantha Bee, and their kids (Bee wasn’t as instantly recognizable in a swimsuit). They were just strolling along on the beach. It was late in the day, and there weren’t that many people on the beach, but no one batted an eye. No one approached them. They walked from one end of the beach to the other and back, and their kids were like these angelic beings out of a sitcom (but not their TBS sitcom, The Detour): They just walked along next to their parents the entire way, never running off or stopping. They were frolicking goddamnit. Frolicking! I thought about saying Hi, but I wasn’t about to be the guy that bothered this frolicking family out on the beach. I suspect they come to Maine for a reason, and that’s because no one bothers them here.
Anyway, I still can’t quite wrap my brain around the fact that in 2017, Stephen Colbert is basically our David Letterman and John Oliver is our Jon Stewart (Fallon is our Leno, and Kimmel is still Kimmel, while Sam Bee is our bright shiny unicorn). Last night, Oliver was on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show and Colbert could not resist bringing up the lawsuit filed against John Oliver by that coal industry guy. Of course, Oliver can’t talk about the lawsuit, and of course, Stephen Colbert knows that, which makes this segment all the more fun.
Poor Oliver. He’s just sitting on a goldmine of jokes, and can’t do a thing about it. It’s actually adorable.