Stephen Colbert Literally Bronzed His Butt to Show It Off at the Emmys

Colbert. Bronzer not pictured.

Stephen Colbert has had quite the year already, but if he gets his way, he’ll get even more exposure during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards — literally. While discussing his plans for hosting the awards show on The Talk, the Late Show host teased what viewers can expect from the ceremony. “We have an opening musical number I hope everybody likes, we have some surprise guests — couple more just came through today — and we also have nudity,” Colbert said. “I wish it was a 22-year-old guy who’s nude, but it’s me.” Colbert insisted he wasn’t kidding, noting how legal issues have affected the amount of bronzer that’s been placed on his rear:

We are in negotiations with CBS right now — because CBS has got the Emmys this year— about how much of my butt we can show. Because evidently, and I did not know this, you cannot show butt crack on broadcast television. I said, “Wait a second, I don’t even get to show my butt crack after getting totally naked? Do you know how much bronzer was rubbed on my body? Do you have any idea how intimate I have known my makeup lady? We’ve worked together for 20 years, we’ve never been more intimate than this week.”

Be sure to tune in to CBS at 8 p.m. on Sunday to see just how much of Colbert’s crack makes it to air.

Stephen Colbert Bronzed His Butt to Show It Off at the Emmys