Stephen Colbert helps President Obama with his upcoming job search
Stephen Colbert is certainly no stranger to leaving a high-profile job, and it would seem he was perfectly happy to offer some pearls of wisdom on answering job interview questions to US President Obama, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Colbert was 50 when he left his Comedy Central series in 2014. Obama will be 55 when he leaves office.
On Monday night The Late Show with Stephen Colbert featured a video skit showing Obama being put through his paces by a mustached job interview expert, played by Colbert.
Obama played it straight and did his best to answer the questions, including what qualifications he had to offer the working world, the Los Angeles Times reported.
"Well, I have almost 30 honorary degrees," the president replied. And I did get the Nobel Peace Prize."
"Oh, really, what was that for?" Colbert inquired.
"To be honest, I still don't know."
During the interview, and despite not being allowed to ask the president which candidate he favoured, Colbert found a clever way to get around this issue.
"I would like to ask you about your choice of snacks. Would you care for an extra-fibre nutrient bar, which has travelled to more than 100 countries, or this shrivelled tangerine, covered in golden retriever hair, filled with bile, that I wouldn't leave alone with a woman I loved?"
Obama selected the nutrient bar.
The President will conclude his eight years in office with the inauguration of a new president on January 20, 2017.