After practically eight months with out Donald Trump within the White Home, late-night TV can’t fairly imagine the comedy present it’s been given within the type of Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles. For the second consecutive evening, Stephen Colbert spent the majority of his Late Present monologue on what he has now formally deemed a brand new “Ball Gags” phase.
After recapping the initial controversy over Minaj’s tweet claiming that her cousin gained’t get the COVID-19 vaccine as a result of his good friend “grew to become impotent” after receiving it in Trinidad, the host revealed that the rapper had really responded to a parody music video his present created the evening earlier than by tweeting that she “rlly likes” Colbert, including the hashtag #SuperBalls.
“Darling Nicki, for the document I ‘rlly’ such as you too,” Colbert advised her. “That’s why I would like you to get vaccinated, so you possibly can come on the present. As a result of with no shot, the community ‘rlly’ gained’t allow you to come on.”
And but regardless of each Dr. Anthony Fauci and Trinidad’s health minister taking trip of their busy schedules to debunk Minaj’s declare, she did obtain some help from Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson, who was compelled to supply a very absurd correction on his present Tuesday evening.
Whereas a graphic on his show Monday night “steered that Nicki Minaj’s cousin was the one with the swollen testicles,” Carlson advised viewers that it’s really “Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s good friend’s testicles who’re swollen from taking the vax.”
“I’m glad to see that Fox Information has lastly come to phrases with a few of its harmful misstatements,” Colbert joked, “and this time it’s not the trivial stuff like, ‘Was the election stolen?’ or ‘Ought to I huff horse drugs?’”
Because the host put it, Carlson jumped on Minaj’s tweet as a result of he’s “determined for any proof that the vaccine just isn’t protected,” at one level urging the cousin’s good friend in query to get in contact with him so he go all the way down to Port of Spain himself to get the total story in all its ugly element.
“That’s proper, Tucker is prepared to go wherever to get the essential tales,” Colbert added. “It jogs my memory of when Walter Cronkite went to Vietnam to interview Jimi Hendrix’s cousin’s good friend, who claimed the polio vaccine gave him a micro-taint.”
And whereas Colbert supplied to journey to Trinidad to interview the swollen balls himself, he mentioned he “attracts the road with interviewing a speaking dick.”
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