Stephen Colbert is back from Easter vacation, and he’s churning out hilarious bits again. In one segment, he took on InfoWars nutjob and Trump favorite Alex Jones.
Jones is a noted conspiracy theorist, 9/11 truther, and Trump supporter. Trump reciprocated the love during his campaign, when he sent a video message to Jones, praising him and his reputation.
But now Jones is also embroiled in a custody battle, and suddenly his theories on the Sandy Hook shooting (that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults) or his claim that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are possessed by demons and smell like sulfur just … don’t look so great.
To counter his ex-wife’s argument that he is “unstable,” Jones’ lawyer claimed that Jones is different from his on-screen persona, and that he is a “performance artist,” nothing more.
This is where The Late Show and Stephen Colbert stepped in:
Colbert called Jones “a coked-out football coach in a police standoff,” then showed a clip in which the InfoWars host yells and grunts his way through a bizarre monologue, shouting: “I’m animated! I’m alive! My heart’s big! It’s got hot blood going through it fast! I like to fight, too! I like to eat! I like to have children! I’m here! I’ve got a life force!”
Following a string of hilarious jokes, Colbert introduces “Tuck Buckford,” his Alex Jones spoof, who launches into his very own bizarre monologue: “My heart is a volcano! I’m a skeleton wrapped in angry meat! I’m a warrior, I’m a king! The liberals want to tattoo Obama logos onto the skin of Christian babies!”