Barely disguising himself as an office manager named Randy, Colbert conducted a mock job interview, inquiring with POTUS about why he hadn’t been promoted at work in nearly eight years. Later, in an attempt to make his résumé more appealing to potential employers, Colbert equated the president’s ability to broker international deals with being proficient in Microsoft Excel, and his success reopening relations with Cuba with being skilled in conversational Spanish.
Before letting him go, Colbert managed to get in a question about the forthcoming presidential election. Keeping in mind broadcast network restrictions about endorsing political candidates, he asked if the Commander in Chief would prefer that his replacement to be “an extra fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than 100 countries,” or a “shriveled tangerine covered in golden retriever hair… that I wouldn’t leave alone with the woman I love.” (We’ll let you read between those lines.)
Watch the complete Late Show segment above, then tell us if you think Obama has the résumé to reenter the work force come 2017.
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