Stephen Colbert takes his Cubs World Series victory lap

Stephen Colbert takes his Cubs World Series victory lap
(Image credit: Late Show)

The Cubs won the World Series on Wednesday night, and on Thursday night's Late Show, Cubs fan Stephen Colbert took a victory lap. "Now, people are wondering, what was the secret?" he asked. "What really pushed the Cubbies over the top this year? Well, it might have been their lucky Stephen Colbert!" The Cubs came on his show this year and invited his alter-ego Donny Franks to Wrigley Field, Colbert said. "I'm just saying, they hang out with me, they win the World Series. It's math." That, and Theo Epstein, the Cubs' president of baseball operations who lifted the Curse of the Bambino with the Boston Red Sox before coming to the Cubs and slaying the Curse of the Billy Goat — "and the less-famous curse of just sucking," Colbert noted.

Hillary Clinton is a big Cubs fan, and "she's probably happy about this right now," he said, "and she could really use any good news since the FBI announced they may have discovered more of her emails. She really should have hidden them wherever Donald Trump keeps his taxes, because we can't find those anywhere." And "there's some huge Donald Trump news... in that there's no Donald Trump news," Colbert said, amazed. Trump is so on-script he's reminding himself to stay on-script at rallies. Colbert had mixed feelings about the subdued Trump, but he made it into a Broadway musical anyway. Watch below. Peter Weber

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