Like an eagle rising from the ashes of our democracy, Stephen Colbert's right-wing blowhard persona last night returned to television, summoned by the belated, Southeastern European echo of Michelle Obama suddenly resonating at the Republican National Convention. And he wasn't the only political satirist who unexpectedly re-emerged when we needed him most. Jon Stewart, too, came out of his secluded cabin for the kick-off to The Late Show's RNC special, and you can watch it all happen below.
Stephen Colbert also unexpectedly became Stanley Tucci. Here's that bit: