Stephen Colbert as Rachel Maddow: ‘I Hold In My Hand, Something Very Significant’

By Chris Ariens Comment

Stephen Colbert did his best Rachel Maddow taking on Maddow’s long, drawn out set-up to releasing Donald Trump‘s 2005 tax returns on her show Tuesday night.

But instead of a tax return, Colbert-as-Maddow wound up to revealing a classic joke, before cutting to commercial break.

The Late Show released the video around 9:30 p.m. last night on Twitter, then used the clip as the cold open to the show.

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Meanwhile, Page Six tries to make some hay with the Maddow scoop, claiming it was MSNBC president Phil Griffin‘s way “to undermine [NBC News president] Noah Oppenheim. There was never a conversation. They overplayed their hand in a huge way,” says the Posts’s source.

An NBC rep shot that down, saying Griffin and Oppenheim have “been friends for 20 years — ever since Phil hired Noah straight out of college to work on “Hardball.”

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