John Lithgow gave Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon some healthy comedic competition after debuting his impression of President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani.
On ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ the nighttime host set up the segment by touching on Giuliani’s latest downward spiral, including spewing conspiracy theories and becoming involved in the ever-growing Ukraine investigation.
Or as Colbert called it Tuesday night: ‘damage control, without the control.’
John Lithgow (right) appeared as President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Tuesday
Then, ‘Giuliani’ calls into the show to share his side of the story.
Before Colbert can even get a word out, Giuliani dramatically shushes the host in a spot on impression of Giuliani’s larger than life flair.
‘Your facts are all wrong so shush it, zip it and ask me a question.’
Colbert is able to slip a question in before Giuliani take another
‘Giuliani’ (pictured) spends his segment spreading conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden and naming the ‘lizard people’ as a group involved
Throughout the segment, Giuliani (pictured) drinks red wine and refers to it as his ‘research department’
‘Mr. Mayor,’ he asks, ‘how do you respond to critics who say you were travelling the world pushing debunked conspiracies as part of a scheme to help the president’s re-election?’
Giuliani sputters before deep diving into a winding road of conspiracies that inevitably ends at the Trump Administration’s latest punching bag – Hunter Biden.
‘That’s ridiculous Stephen! I was simply bringing the American people the truth about the Bidens,’ he said.
‘And that’s not all. I now have reason to believe that the 2016 election was not hacked by the Russians. It was hacked by Hunter Biden, who is actually a “Men in Black” style alien being operated by a tiny Hillary Clinton in his neck.’
Giuliani gave his impression of a controlled Hunter Biden as the audience roars.
When Colbert asks if Giuliani has proof, he answers: ‘Oh not yet. Or ever! I’m not falling into that “proof” trap.’
As the segment progresses, Giuliani channels Scooby-Doo when explaining his ‘team’ and guzzles red wine -his apparent ‘Rudy Snack’ of choice.
‘It was Gordon Sondland, Rick Perry, Velma and me: Rudy-Rudy-Roooo!’
Colbert cuts in to ask for Giuliani’s response to former National Security Advisor John Bolton calling him ‘a hand grenade who would blow anyone up.’
Giuliani: ‘They’re going to fund my space expedition to get to the bottom of Hunter Biden’s business deal with the Nazi’s in the center of the moon’
‘That’s crazy! Grenades are used by highly trained soldiers. I’m more like a can of hairspray someone turns into a flame thrower during a prison riot,’ Giuliani answers confidently.
That’s when Giuliani begins to list all the major players, besides Hunter Biden, in his conspiracy theories. ‘Everyone was in on it: the deep state, Podesta, George Soros.’
Giuliani stops ‘consult [his] research department’ and takes another sip of wine.
‘The lizard people, bigfoot, the chupacabra.’
Trump’s attorney ends his interview by donning an astronaut helmet, saying he is ‘counter-counter investigating’ his critics with his new Bulgarian team ‘certified rip-off.’
‘They’re going to fund my space expedition to get to the bottom of Hunter Biden’s business deal with the Nazi’s in the center of the moon!’
Outside of the political comedy sphere, the real Rudy Giuliani has become embroiled in the Ukraine impeachment saga.
On October 9, two Ukraine fixers identified as Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested for allegedly funneling foreign money into U.S. campaigns.
Rudy Giuliani (pictured) has become part of the Ukraine impeachment scandal after two ‘fixers’ were arrested on campaign finance violations
Hunter Biden (pictured) has become a target for the Trump administration and republicans who are outraged by the impeachment scandal
Rick Perry (left) and Gordon Sondland (right) have both been tied to Giuliani after news of the President Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president became public
Their arrest was related to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump’s re-election in 2020.
During Giuliani’s visits to Ukraine, it’s reported that he met with Ukrainian officials in an attempt to prove that the Biden family used their influence to stop corruption investigations.
Formally, Parnas and Fruman were arrested on charges including conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission and falsification of records.
This indictment marks the first criminal charges related to the Ukraine controversy.
Things have not gotten better for Giuliani as Gordon Sondland, United States Ambassador to the European Union, has turned on the Trump administration in the impeachment scandal.
Sondland said before Congress that the president directed him to work with Giuliani on Ukraine.
During his testimony he affirmed that Trump allegedly refused to meet with the Ukrainian president until they spoke to Giuliani about investigating into the Bidens.
Sondland said in a statement: ‘Based on the President’s direction, we were faced with a choice: We could abandon the goal of a White House meeting for President Zelensky, which we all believed was crucial to strengthening U.S.-Ukrainian ties and furthering long-held U.S. foreign policy goals in the region.’
‘Or we could do as President Trump directed and talk to Mr. Giuliani to address the President’s concerns
United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is also wrapped up in the mix with Giuliani.
Perry has publicly defended himself for speaking with Giuliani about Ukraine and didn’t see anything wrong with the action.
He reportedly reached out at Trump’s behest, signalling how closely Giuliani worked with the administration on Ukraine policy.
Perry told the Wall Street Journal: ‘I don’t know. I’m working at the will of the president, just like I always have.’