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Stephen Colbert as Caesar Flickerman, Roasting Presidential Candidates Hunger Games Style

Ladies and gentlemen and everyone in between, welcome to the 58th annual Hungry for Power Games.

I’m having a real hard time telling the difference between The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Colbert Report these days. This bit where he roasts the “fallen” presidential candidates who have dropped out of the race is perhaps quintessentially, patently Colbert Report. The best part is how Colbert does it in theme with The Hunger Games, and even dresses up like Caesar Flickerman to absolutely put these former tributes candidates on blast.

When I say roast, I really mean roast. Colbert just leaves no artfully painted fake stone unturned (sorry Peeta) when destroying former governor George Pataki and Senator Lindsay Graham. This segment is still worth watching even if you haven’t really kept up with the election. It’s pure fun, and Colbert really knows how to ham it up as Flickerman.

(via Vulture)

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.