Stewart was promoting his film “Rosewater,” which Colbert described as being so beautiful it “offends” him. With Colbert winding down his Comedy Central days, the two traded quips about each other’s shows, with Stewart pointing out that Colbert’s gag of taking all of the applause when announcing a guest might not be very sustainable.
The two went on to discuss the story behind the film, including the “Daily Show” segment that Iranian interrogators used to accuse journalist Maziar Bahari of being a spy. Ultimately, despite Colbert’s usual in-character antics including illogical questioning and over-the-top patriotic chest thumping, the pair shared a hug.
“Rosewater” is in theaters now, and Colbert’s last episode of “The Colbert Report” will air on Dec. 18.