Performing President Trump’s tweets has become a cottage industry unto itself, particularly on and around the world of television comedy. Voice actor Billy West has recorded audio of his Futurama character Zapp Brannigan, and I thought that was the perfect blend of subject and target. But then I saw this clip from The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, where Andy Serkis, motion-capture artist extraordinaire and star of War for the Planet of the Apes, read Trump tweets aloud as Gollum from The Lord of the Rings. Now we may have a new Trump tweet champion supreme.
Whatever your politics, the most recent election has celebs contemplating runs for office. Whether Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson or Kanye, someone from the entertainment world might make a legitimate 2020 bid, and Stephen Colbert may have used his Late Show trip to Russia for the announcement.