Stephen Colbert appeared to be effortlessly hosting the 69th Emmy Awards when he started to say random phrases and look confused.


Turns out it was just the beginning of a hilarious Westworld spoof. When he began to malfunction, so to speak, the host was dragged off stage by men in white suits, reminiscent of how the hit HBO show deals with their lifelike robot ‘hosts.’ He is taken, completely nude save for his socks and bow tie, to a set with Jeffrey Wright, who asks him, “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?”

“Every day since November 8th,” Colbert replies, with one of the many Donald Trump jokes of the evening. “Lower politics level,” Wright says to the computer. “Now Stephen, you’re the host of the Emmys. Do you know what the Emmys are?” When Colbert replies in the negative, Wright answers with, “A day when all the beautiful men and all the beautiful women gather to give golden statues to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.”

Appropriately, Louis-Dreyfus took home her sixth consecutive award for playing Selina Meyer on VeepWestworld, meanwhile, was nominated for 22 awards, but won zero.


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The skit continued with jokes about Colbert’s nudity featuring fake abs, the afterparty, and Tom Hanks being the nicest man in Hollywood, and ended with a cameo from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Tituss Burgess saying he would go “rope some cowboys.”

See the entire skit below.

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