As Stephen Colbert was blasting Hillary Clinton for name dropping throughout her new book, “Hard Choices,” Clinton walked out on stage – right on cue. Some people in the audience may have not known that Clinton would be a guest on Colbert’s show last night – even though Colbert dropped several hints on social media prior to the occurrence. The audience members went wild, chanting “Hillary, Hillary” after she appeared on stage. Colbert comically chastised his audience for being two-timers because, just moments before, the audience had been chanting his name, according to a New York Times post on Wednesday.
As Colbert and Clinton spoke on “The Colbert Report,” the two of them tried to outdo one another by dropping names of the famous and often rich people throughout the country – and even across the globe. Naturally, the entire bit was designed for a bottom line which favored Clinton – or she likely would not have been there. There was a hard sell for Clinton’s latest book, “Hard Choices” which was released this summer and still on the best sellers’ list for books.
During the entire routine, it was said that Clinton did – in fact – drop tons of names of famous people in her latest book. It was pointed out, by Colbert, that Clinton’s book is 656 pages of shameless name-dropping. He went on to say that he doesn’t buy any of it. When he said, “There is no way on earth that one woman can be in so many places at once,” Clinton walked onstage.
In the obviously prepared script, Clinton asked Colbert, “Now who’s a name-dropper, Stephen?” He replied, “Oh really? Name-dropper? That’s not what my good friend Tom Hanks calls me when we’re hanging out at George Clooney’s place.” On cue, Clinton responded, “I love George. I wish he could have joined us when I had lunch with Meryl Streep and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa.”
This is not the first time Clinton has taken to comedy to promote her book, according to the Washington Post. Besides appearing on Comedy Central’s Colbert show, she appeared on “The Daily Show” a few weeks back. During that interview, she comically spoke with Jon Stewart about what shape she would like her next office to be. An Oval Office, perhaps? Clinton is yet to say if she will run for president in 2016.