Late Show host Stephen Colbert is kicking off two weeks of coverage of the Republican and Democratic conventions—with Jon Stewart, no less!—and he got ready on Sunday by walking the floors of the Cleveland convention center and storming the stage. Dressed as his "Hungry For Power Games" character (a Hunger Games parody about the election), here is Colbert and his camera crew doing dry runs, taking pictures with convention-goers, and amusing visitors and staff before he made an unscheduled trip onstage:
Inevitably, the comedian couldn't resist the draw of the open microphone, and decided to practice his bit from the best spot in the house. Because this was not an official Late Show stunt, the main routine is cut off in this video from a convention-goer. BUT, you can hear the best line ("I know I'm not supposed to be up here, but let's be honest: neither is Donald Trump") right before he is escorted off by security.
If you haven't seen the "Hungry For Power Games" sketches, they're one of the best parts of the Late Show (which isn't surprising, considering politics is Colbert's forté).