David All from Jack Kingston’s staff emailed to let me know that Stephen Colbert did ask Kingston to play along as the straight man. With that being the case, Kingston deserves a freaking Emmy.
First off, we had to assume that going in to it because otherwise you’d have expected Jack to beat the hell out of Colbert by the end. But, that he not only did it, but did it so well, without ever really even laughing at things like the Jamie Foxx stuff, was great.
I just watched the clip again and laughed all over. The problem is, of course, some are going to (as Augustine and others assumed) jump to the conclusion that Kingston had no sense of humor. But, he played it so well and it was so funny, he deserves the “special guest” Emmy.