“Late Night” host Stephen Colbert revealed Friday during an appearance on Russian talk show “Evening Urgant” that he is considering running for president of the United States in the next election period.
During a game of Russian Roulette that used vodka shots instead of bullets, Colbert verified the news with the show’s host Ivan Urgant.
“OK. I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself,” Colbert told Urgant. “If anyone would like to work on my campaign in an unofficial capacity, please just let me know.”
After a third shot, he added: “A strong America! A strong Russia!”
Prior to making the announcement, Colbert wanted to confirm with Urgant that the show does not air in the U.S. However, he should have expected the news to break worldwide.
Colbert, 53, isn’t the only celebrity that announced their desire to acquire the coveted position. The comedian joins a long line of A-listers that have also expressed interest including Kanye West, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Chris Rock and Mark Cuban.
If Colbert stands by his word to run for office, here are a few things you must know about the potential presidential candidate:
Colbert’s Political Stance
Although Colbert portrayed a character of a conservative stereotype on his satirical news show “The Colbert Report,” the funnyman identifies as a Democrat.
In 2004, Colbert set the record straight by confirming his political identification in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The publication decided to be straightforward and ask him whether he claimed to be a Democrat or Republican.
“Listen, it’s a secret ballot. Yeah, I’m a Democrat,” Colbert told EW. “I’m not asking anybody to vote for Democrats or…