Stephen Colbert’s late-night show will have to update its “Stephen’s Greetings: 2017 Late Show Year in Review” clip job in a few hours after Billy Bush’s first late-night appearance since being fired from NBC News when the Washington Post made public his 2005 Access Hollywood bus ride with Donald Trump.
Not surprisingly, the video compilation is heavy on Trump, starting with Colbert’s January 20 broadcast, which he opened by telling viewers, “If you are waking up from a coma, bad timing first of all: Donald Trump has been sworn in as President of the United States. We’re just as confused as you are – and we’ve been awake this whole time.”
Among the highlights, the appearance by the shortest tenured White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, the visit by Morning Joe co-hosts, at which Joe Scarborough told Colbert that he was exiting the GOP because of Trump. Also included: the results of Late Show’s Russian Pee Pee tape probe, Conan O’Brien’s show-stealing visit, Elton John’s first visit, and the unfortunately timed Daily Show reunion special that happened same day Trump fired FBI director James Comey.