UFC color commentator Joe Rogan recently made headlines for becoming the richest podcaster on the planet, thanks to a $100 million Spotify deal that brought “The Joe Rogan Experience” to the digital streaming service.
But to Late Show host Stephen Colbert, he’s still just the “cueball” who used to host Fear Factor.
That’s probably why Colbert (or his lazy writers) used donkey testicles (har har) to mock Rogan’s recent offer to moderate the 2020 Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, one that garnered support from the commander-in-chief.
“Podcast host and ‘cueball being pulled out of a claw machine’ Joe Rogan, hell yeah!” Colbert said on The Late Show. “It is about damn time that we had a debate moderated by the former host of Fear Factor. ‘Gentlemen, you’ve got three minutes to outline your plan for comprehensive infrastructure reform while you eat donkey testicles. Go!’ Don’t get your hopes up, Rogan. Trump has a long record of not meaning it when he says, ‘I do.’”
Colbert, who does a halfway decent impression of Trump, had his own idea for a presidential debate, which was about as funny as the claw machine joke.
“I’m talking one stage, one podium, on wheels, zips back and forth, two competitors, two shields, one man has a sword, the other one has a net and a trident, one hungry lion, in a colosseum, each man will get 30 minutes to make one meal from the ingredients found in our mystery basket!”
Colbert then pulled out a Chopped! style mystery basket and made bourbon jokes while some offscreen ringer cackled in the background.