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Stephen Colbert Goes After Rachel Maddow’s Trump-Tax-Returns Report With a Whole Lotta Preamble

Rachel Maddow’s report on Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return on Tuesday quickly deflated, as people anticipating a bombshell spent the duration of The Rachel Maddow Show anticipating … anything. Well, in comedy, timing is everything, so Stephen Colbert took inspiration from Maddow’s adept use of the dramatic pause (and the casual pause, and the pondering pause, and the breathing pause, and the list goes on). On Wednesday’s The Late Show, Colbert delivered a Maddow-style special report on why exactly the chicken crossed the road. Here’s what we know: Experts expect that he’ll arrive on the other side any. Minute. Now.

Stephen Colbert Takes His Time Going After Rachel Maddow