Let history record that America’s first late-night astronaut is … Stephen Colbert?
In a pre-recorded bit due to be broadcast tonight on CBS’ “Late Show,” Colbert wears the spacesuit designed for crews on Boeing’s Starliner space taxi and does his shtick at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with Boeing’s Chris Ferguson as straight man.
“How does it feel to be the first honorary Starliner astronaut?” Colbert asks in one clip. “I’ve made it. This is what all of this comedy work has been leading up to: wearing a very tight jumpsuit with a really big inflatable butt on it.”