Stephen Colbert Played a “Billionaire Guessing Game” With Elizabeth Warren and I Can’t Stop Laughing

There hasn’t been much cause to laugh during this election. Cry? Sure. Plenty of heaving anxiety sobs. But true belly chuckles are hard to come by. Then I watched this viral Stephen Colbert clip, and it made me LOL, IRL.

As diehards know, the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert host is from “first in the South” primary state South Carolina, which gave the idea for this sketch with the Massachusetts senator, ahead of the vote on Saturday. The fuller clip is worth your time, too:

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