No need to feel bad about #waterbottlegate, Sen. Marco Rubio. Even late-night comedian and on-camera pro Stephen Colbert gets thirsty sometimes and has to take drastic measures to get a drink.
During Wednesday night’s episode of ‘The Colbert Report,’ the host spent almost five minutes of his show making jabs at the Florida Republican’s GOP response to the State of the Union, culminating in one of Colbert’s funniest reenactments ever.
Colbert started by playing a mashup of Rubio wiping his brow and smacking his lips, as well as the infamous water moment.
“Don’t worry Senator Rubio,” Colbert said. “Nobody noticed — that you gave a speech.”
The comedian defended Rubio, saying being on camera can be challenging. Colbert then proceeded to ‘sweat’ and lick his lips, before climbing over his desk and crawling across the stage to grab a bottle of water, much to the amusement of the audience.
“You may have not noticed that I got a little thirsty there,” Colbert said. “But that’s how pros like me and Marco Rubio do it.”
Even though Rubio doesn’t deserve as much flak as he’s gotten — and has handled the situation with humor and poise — Colbert’s outrageously funny reenactment is worth watching.