Stephen Colbert declared his love for Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night’s “The Colbert Report” and said the conservative anchor had recently inspired him.
“I’m a huge fan of Fox News anchor Sean Hannity,” Colbert said. “Sean is such a good journalist he can break down the news into simple terms that even he can understand. And recently, my main mannity Hannity introduced a new segment on his show called ‘Question of the Day’ where he answers the most pressing questions of our time.”
Colbert then played a clip from Hannity’s show on Tuesday night.
“Tonight’s question is something I’m really excited about,” Hannity said. “‘What is your favorite way to work out?’ Now President Obama, he delicately jogs on his elliptical and struggles to lift a couple of 2-pound weights. Well, I’ve been engaging in a real exercise.”
Colbert couldn’t contain his amusement.
“Yeah, President Obama delicately jogs while Hannity forcefully rams President Obama into this segment for no reason,” Colbert said.
“Seeing Sean take time out from covering Ebola and ISIS to let us know his bod is rock hard has inspired me to introduce my own segment where I ask myself flattering questions about myself,” he added. “It’s time for ‘Stephen Colbert’s Everything I Wanted You To Want To Know About Me But I Was Afraid You Wouldn’t Ask.'”
Colbert then answered one of the questions he’d submitted himself, which read: “I’ve noticed you’re in much better shape than Sean Hannity. How do you work out?”
After revealing his outlandishly grueling workout routine, Colbert admitted there was one area of physical fitness in which he could never beat Hannity: flexibility.
“Because listening to him answer questions about himself on his own show, I know I can never match his ability to get his head up his own ass,” Colbert explained. “I mean literally. Literally. I look forward to more of Sean’s answers to burning questions like ‘How is this news?’ and ‘What else is on TV?'”
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