Jake Gyllenhaal features in hilarious Election Day sketch with Colbert 'Scrooge' going commando in 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Colbert and other late night shows including 'Late Night With Seth Meyers', 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' will all go live to discuss the elections
Monday's episode of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', which was the Election Day eve broadcast, saw Colbert put up a sketch based on 'A Christmas Carol'. And the best part about it is a special appearance by Jake Gyllenhaal on the show, featuring in the performance.
A report by USA Today stated that the skit begins with Colbert playing a character almost identical to Scrooge, who wakes up with pictures of three 'ghosts' alongside his bed shown to be Republican leader Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell, and Chuck Grassley. Surprised, he runs into the street worried that he might have slept through Election Day. This is when he spots Jake, and their hilarious banter ensues.
According to Popsugar, the skit was titled 'Twas The Night Before Election Day', and had Jake featuring as the young boy that Scrooge appoints to buy a goose, similar to the original story. However, in this comical reimagination, Jake, being a grown adult, exclaims "I'm 37-years-old" when Colbert calls him a "boy". When Colbert asks him to buy "the biggest midterms goose you can find," Gyllenhaal is anything but enthusiastic.
Jake's major concern, on the other hand, is that Colbert's nightgown was a little too sheer, he announces that he's more concerned about the view than the goose because all he can see is "all the election returns, and they're swinging left."
This is when the focus shifts to what Colbert is wearing and the fact that in all his Election Day excitement he may have very well forgotten to wear his underwear.
Their exchange involves Colbert exclaiming, "There's still time to vote! Here, boy, take this shiny silver crown and go buy the biggest midterms' goose you can find!", as he throws a silver coin at Jake. He responds by saying "You know I can see right up your nightgown, right? Seriously, dude, you have to put on some briefs."
The US is fast approaching what is being touted as a very crucial mid-term election. Several late night show hosts have joined the discussion by beginning their telecasts with an update on polling results and trends, all in real time.
On Election night, Colbert along with other late night shows including 'Late Night With Seth Meyers', 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' and 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' will all go live to discuss the elections.
Here's the video of the hilarious skit featuring Gyllenhaal: