UPDATED with Stephen Colbert’s on-air announcement: “We joke around here a lot about exclusives: this exclusive interview or that exclusive interview – they’re not really exclusives; we’re just doing a television show,” Stephen Colbert told his studio audience Wednesday night.
“I have an announcement now of an actual exclusive interview that we’re going to have Monday. Everybody wanted this fellow. Nobody got him – but us.
“On Monday I will be sitting down right here talking, for the first time, since he left the White House, Anthony Scaramucci will be sitting here.
“We set out a Mooch trap,” Colbert explained, promising viewers “It’s going to be fun; we’re going to be talking to him about what it’s like inside there, how loyal he feels to the president now. We’ll do some front-stabbing – it’ll be a lot of fun!” he enthused, as Jon Batiste played a few notes of “Mack the Knife” at the piano.
Previous: Just days after Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Anthony Scaramucci, the CBS late night host tweeted he’s booked America’s shortest lived White House Communications Director as his Late Show guest for Monday.
All of late night TV mourned when The Mooch got the hook in late July. His press briefings were the stuff of which brilliant monologues were made.
The Mooch got axed by John Kelly who, ironically, was the replacement for Reince Priebus, the guy Mooch was brought on board to whack as White House Chief of Staff.
In a storyline that gives House of Cards storylines a run for their money, Kelly canned Mooch at the request of POTUS Donald Trump – because, WaPo reported, the Trump family did not like being associated with anything so vulgar as Scaramucci’s interview with The New Yorker‘s Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza in which Scaramucci claimed White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon engages in autofellatio and other interesting observations.
News of Colber’t booking comes less than a week after Scaramucci canceled a planned appearance at Politicon, as well as a highly hyped social media event. Taking to Twitter, Scaramucci said was going to focus on his “family” and “my work in the private sector #MovingForward.”
Moving Forward apparently starts on Late Show:
Scaramucci got canned after giving a gobsmaking phone interview to New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza, tweeting after the interview went thermonuclear that he had “made a mistake in trusting a reporter” and “it won’t happen again.”
Here is Stephen Colbert’s homage to Scaramucci’s short, brilliant career in Donald Trump’s White House: