Stephen Colbert, he of many celebrity frenemies, has challenged his fellow politically active pal Donald Trump by announcing that he too will moderate a Republican debate. Only his will be in his home state of South Carolina and, unlike Trump’s, it will be very serious and very classy. Hence the name, Stephen Colbert’s South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate.
During Tuesday night’s installment of The Colbert Report, the host not only called out Trump for stepping on his turf, as well as being “A clown, only with more makeup,” “A toddler wearing man pants,” and my personal favorite, “A gin-soaked raisin that fell into a nuclear reactor,” but reinstated that, between his unrelenting power (talks on the phone with The Pope, provides gluten-free crackers for The Black Keys) and his Super Pac, he is the only real man for the job. Colbert then claimed his debate will “happen sometime in January” on Animal Planet. (EW reached out to reps at The Colbert Report to find out if the funnyman would really be holding a GOP debate in South Carolina, but they did did not respond to our request at press time.)
Watch Colbert’s announcement of the “most influential debate since the dawn of television” below. (Don’t worry Herman Cain, you’re still invited!)
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