Late night hosts joke about Tom Brady's quick un-retirement, Russia's desperate China aid plea

Everyone is still talking about "the eccentric, power-mad, cult-like leader who has launched a surprise bid to retake what we thought he had abandoned long ago — because Tom Brady has changed his mind on retirement and will return to the Buccaneers to play a 23rd season," Stephen Colbert said on Monday's Late Show. "This is great news for the NFL, but bad news for the guy who bought Tom Brady's 'last' touchdown football for over half a million dollars just hours before Brady announced his comeback."

In news of "Russia's war crimes in Ukraine," there's mounting evidence things are "going nyet bueno for Putin," Colbert said, and "the invasion has not gone to plan. Sure, unless the plan was called 'Operation Make The World Hate Us, Bye Bye Big Mac.'" Things are going so bad, he said, that "in his desperation, Putin has turned to one of the few friends he has left," China,

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us
Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.