Stephen Colbert Is ‘Genuinely Freaked Out’ About This Whole Brexit Mess

06.28.16 3 years ago 5 Comments

A lot of people are freaked out about Brexit. Stephen Colbert is one of those people. He’s so freaked out about it that he devoted his entire seven minute monologue to it.

At least when Colbert talks about Brexit, you know that he’ll makes a bunch of jokes at British people’s expense. “I have friends who live and work in London who said, ‘Don’t worry, we’re very sensible people,'” he said. He then says that this all proves that people in the UK aren’t that smart, it’s just their accents that make it seem that way. He then puts on an English accent, and says, “Say, is this electrical socket still working? I know, I’ll find out by placing my tallywacker in there!”

He then moves onto the fact that Brexit caused a global market meltdown, allowing Colbert to punch his economic meltdown card for the second time. “Just one more, and I get a free everything, because there will be no more money,” Colbert predicts. After that, he skewers David Cameron for promising a vote just to get elected, and then bailing after the disastrous vote, comparing it to the captain of the Titanic abandoning ship after it hits an iceberg.

At the end of the segment, Colbert interviews “Mary P.,” a childcare worker. Mary didn’t think that voting Leave would do anything. “I just wanted Polish immigrants to stop stealing all the nanny jobs,” she said, packing a rifle and dynamite into her carpet bag before escaping to Austria, where she also has a passport.

If you can’t get enough, here’s a bonus video where Colbert drops a British pound from the top of a tall building, and causes pandemonium below:

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