To prove he and Rachel actually were under the desk, Stewart read that day’s banner headline from The Failing Late Show Times: “Jon Stewart Under Colbert Desk.”
While Colbert tried to report that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a deal to produce programming for Netflix, one of which he hoped would be called A Single Still Image of The Obamas for an Hour, Stewart did his best to steal the spotlight from Colbert, from under the desk.
Stewart wore a fascinator and sipped tea while talking about the royal wedding. He enlisted Colbert’s foot in an under-desk game of Twister, as Colbert tried unsuccessfully to land gags about getting the Obamas to read his screenplay dramatizing the story of a cow who becomes President of the United States, called Hail To The Beef.
Finally Colbert gets pulled into a surprise party under his desk. To fully appreciate Stewart’s cake gag, you need to have seen this: