HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Polis and Colbert’s Beer Summit

Posted August 18, 2009 at 10:36am

Rep. Jared Polis has done the near-impossible: The Colorado Democrat performed comic jujitsu on funnyman Stephen Colbert’s show Monday night, managing to get in a few jabs at the host, even as he engaged in the potentially cringe-inducing exercise of beer-bonging a Coors Light (the segment starts at 10:51).

[IMGCAP(1)]Advisers routinely steer their bosses away from the comedian’s show and its “Better Know a District— segment, afraid that Colbert’s unpredictable style and ruthless editing will make them look foolish — and they’re usually right. But Polis appeared on “The Colbert Report— Monday and provided a blueprint for surviving the wacky trial by fire. His strategy: accuse Colbert of being gay and a narcissist.

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