Stephen Colbert took over what is arguably the most coveted spot in late-night television this week — but not without a few glitches along the way.
According to this Variety report, The Late Show has some major computer problems on Day One, as the host disclosed on last night’s show. Colbert said that he even questioned whether they’d make it to air on time Tuesday night.
“The computers kept crashing,” Colbert said, according to Variety. “At 11:20 (p.m.) no one in the building could give me any certainty that the show was going to go on the air last night.”
On Wednesday, Colbert welcomed Elon Musk, who proves to be quite an entertaining guest (would we expect anything different?). Colbert asks him to choose which side he’s on: Superhero or Supervillain?
“I try to do useful things,” Musk says with a shrug.
Watch away in this funny clip as Colbert and Musk discuss his many projects including his idea to warm up Mars by dropping nuclear weapons on its poles (Musk: “It is a fixer-upper of a planet”), and why you don’t want to bend over near a Tesla charging snake, which even Musk admits “looks a little wrong.”
CNN Money reports that during a commercial break, Colbert even told Musk that he was “truly moved” by Musk’s work and that he should “run for president.”
Good stuff, Colbert. But we really expected nothing less.