Performing President Trump’s tweets has become a cottage industry unto itself, particularly on and around the world of television comedy. Voice actor Billy West has recorded audio of his Futurama character Zapp Brannigan, and I thought that was the perfect blend of subject and target. But then I saw this clip from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where Andy Serkis, motion-capture artist extraordinaire and star of War for the Planet of the Apes, read Trump tweets aloud as Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. Now we may have a new Trump tweet champion supreme.
Stephen Colbert may finally have hit his stride on CBS, but can The Late Show reach the incisive heights of The Colbert Report? We may never need to find out, as the fictional “Stephen Colbert” once again puts in an appearance, this time taking on Trump’s draconian budget.