'Daily Show' reunion takes place on 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

By Wade Sheridan  |  May 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM
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May 10 (UPI) -- Stephen Colbert hosted a Daily Show reunion on The Late Show Tuesday that brought back together Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry.

"This arrangement we have right now is exactly something we would have made fun of on The Daily Show – because it looks like a morning show right now," Colbert joked as the former castmates gathered around together to tell stories from their time on the satirical news program.

Colbert who started on The Daily Show in 1997 before moving onto The Colbert Report and now The Late Show, also shared clips from the group's early field pieces that included Corddry dressing up in a leotard to investigate the Spider-Man craze, Helms getting a mole removed, Oliver tripping and breaking his nose news during a Civil War reenactment and Bee learning about gay penguins.

"I would spend days with the worst homophobes, and sometimes the worst people you could possibly imagine, and you have to get them to engage in this big sketch that you've done," Bee said of how she was afraid of physical confrontation during filming of the field pieces.

"You've taken three airplanes to get there, and you need them to give you some content, and you have to be nice to them all day," the Full Frontal host continued.

At one point, Stewart, while admiring his former castmates joked, "Why has age ravaged me? "You were the ones out in the field. I'm in a studio surrounded by craft services, yet in a Benjamin Button scenario, I'm at the beginning of the movie, and you all seem fine. I find this very peculiar."

The reunion also included Stewart making a large Italian sub for current Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Colbert and Stewart discussing the recent firing of FBI director James Comey and a comedy sketch that looked back at Colbert's last days working on The Daily Show.

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