Stephen Colbert tells Alex Jones to stop ‘mixing steroids with peyote’

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Stephen Colbert blasts conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

We all know that President Donald Trump is “a hothead, loose cannon, powder keg, dump truck, pull tab” — so said Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Accordingly, he needs to be counseled by someone who is “even-keeled”, Colbert said — like Alex Jones, the far-right conspiracy theorist who is “apparently taking on a new role as occasional information source and validator” for Trump, according to a recent report in the New York Times.

But is Jones — who believes plastic in juice boxes has led to a rise in homosexuality — really suited for such a role? Of course not.

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Colbert presented a slew of clips that captured a furious, red-faced Jones shouting various absurdities on his nutty InfoWars show.

“I’m animated, I’m alive, my heart’s big, it’s got hot blood going through it fast! I like to fight too! I like to eat! I like to have children! I’m here! I’ve got a life force! I’m a human! This is what we look like! This is what we act like! This is what everybody was like before us! This is what I am!” raged a furious, red-faced Jones.

Colbert, face up close to the camera, spat back: “This is why you don’t mix steroids with peyote! This is why!”

In what was probably one of the easier tasks of the day for Colbert’s production team, a compilation of outlandish and offensive InfoWars clips ensued, in which Jones asserted that two-thirds of the frogs in Houston are bisexual, every major Western country was involved in 9/11, Sandy Hook was fake and the Orlando nightclub attack was a false flag.

Colbert closed his attack on Jones by noting that InfoWars is trying to qualify for a press credential.

“So to those of you working in the White House press pool, you’re going to want to get some ear plugs and a poncho,” he said.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.

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