As Stephen Colbert proceeded through last night’s episode of The Late Show, he surprised his viewers with an unexpected visitor: Bernie Sanders.
Fans of the show are familiar with Colbert’s recurring Wheel of News segment, where he spins a Wheel of Fortune-esque graphic on the ceiling of the Ed Sullivan Theater in order to decide what topics to talk about. After making his way through a series of randomized stories, the wheel landed on “mystery guest” and the Vermont senator made his dramatic entrance.
Sanders has focused his campaigning around New York recently, and Colbert questioned him on whether winning the upcoming primary would be enough to turn the tide against Hillary Clinton. After discussing how the role of super delegates could impact both sides of the 2016 race, Sanders asked if he could have some fun and “spin the damn wheel” himself.
Colbert obliged, but Sanders ribbed him and asked “what kind of operation are you running,” after coming across Brendan, the Late Show staffer who holds the wheel’s lever underneath Colbert’s desk. Sanders for good measure closed things out by firing off a t-shirt cannon for the crowd, because t-shirt cannons are a right for all, not just the few at the top.
Watch above, via CBS.
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