Vanity Fair is reporting that The Late Show host Stephen Colbert entered The Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday and was able to make his way to the main stage podium of the Republican Convention where he gave an “impromptu speech” while dressed as Hunger Games film character Caesar Flickerman, the emcee in the film.

Colbert gavels open convention

A video posted on YouTube shows Colbert in full costume including the blue-coiffed hairpiece of the Hunger Games character, standing at the podium and declaring, “It is my honor to launch and begin the 2016 Republican National “Hungry for Power Games.” Colbert then slammed the gavel as what appeared to be a security person moving him off the stage.

As he was confronted by the man, Colbert can be heard saying on the video, “I know I’m not supposed to be up here, but let’s be honest, neither is Donald Trump.” The “Hungry for Power Games” refers to a comedy routine Colbert has been doing on his Late Night show on CBS each time a candidate dropped out of either the Republican or Democratic primaries.

Promoting his show

Colbert is broadcasting The Late Show live each night this week after the Republican National Convention ends.

He appeared on the CBS This Morning Show last week to promote his convention coverage. Colbert expressed his excitement saying, “"That's what I love about this week, is that the Republican convention, you don't actually know what's going to happen because they don't know what's going to happen. It's like the RNC is in a quantum state."

The Colbert brand

Colbert, who is well known to Republicans, whom he mocked for 10 years on his show The Colbert Report on the Comedy Central network ended his show in 2015 to take over CBS’ The Late Show when David Letterman retired.

The Colbert Report, which was a spinoff of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won seven prime-time Emmys during its time on the air. Prior to that, Colbert was a correspondent on The Daily Show from 1997-2008.

Jon Stewart, who also left the Daily Show after a 16-year run is currently an executive producer of The Late Show. Stewart announced last week he will be appearing with Colbert during the Republican and Democratic conventions, although details of his role are sketchy.

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