Cutting it close there, Colbert.
It turns out, Tuesday night's premiere almost didn't make it to air. As packed as "a double-stuffed Oreo stuffed with other Oreos," the episode was long and it took them awhile to cut it down to size. (They had to sacrifice the video of Jeb Bush's Trump impression and a discussion with George Clooney about Batman's nipples). When they were finally ready to send the finished version to the network to air, the computers kept crashing. As late as 11:20, it was still up in the air if the show would make it to air.
The story has a happy ending, but it's still harrowing to hear him tell it.