Stephen Colbert started off Tuesday's Late Show by urging everyone near the coast in Virginia, North Carolina, and his home state of South Carolina to be prepared for Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 monster that President Trump accurately but oddly described as "tremendously big and tremendously wet." That's true, Colbert said, making an off-color joke, and Trump "respectfully didn't make the whole thing about himself — for almost a minute. Then he reminded everybody what a great job he did with the last hurricane." The one in Puerto Rico. Where almost 3,000 people died. Colbert had a slightly rude, very brief song for Trump.
"Now, if you're in Washington, D.C., there's another serious weather event headed your way," Colbert said, "and I'll tell you all about it in tonight's 'Stormy Watch.'" The Stormy Daniels saga "has been on pause for a while" as Michael Cohen attended to "some personal business of pleading guilty to a felony," he said, but it's back in the news because Cohen and Trump are waiving the hush agreement and asking for their $130,000 back. There are some slightly risqué jokes as he explained the details.
Trump is apparently using his business background to push NASA to sell naming rights to rockets and spacecraft, Colbert said, not impressed with the idea. He imagined how the moon landing might have gone if 1960s NASA had inked sponsorship deals.
Finally, Colbert chastised Jeopardy host Alex Trebek's "cheap Canadian knockoff of the Colbeard," and challenged Trebek to a trivia contest, the loser of which would have to shave. Watch below. Peter Weber