Stephen Colbert Compares Trump Presidency to Bad Musical Revival: ‘It Could Close Early’

Stephen Colbert made another appearance at the 71st Tony Awards, this time to present the award for Best Revival of a Musical.

“This has been a great year for revivals in general,” Colbert began. “Especially the one they revived down in Washington D.C.”

He continued, “It started off-broadway in the ’80s, way off-broadway over on 5th Ave.”

He noted that it had a “huge production value,” but mentioned some of its problems like the “totally unbelievable” main character and the “hair and makeup.”

“This D.C. production is supposed to have a four-year run, but the reviews have not been kind,” he added. “It could close early, but we don’t know.” The crowd roared with applause.

Watch the clip above, courtesy of CBS.

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