Willie Nelson appeared on The Colbert Report last night to discuss his new Ben & Jerry's flavor, Country Peach Cobbler. Seeing as how Stephen just got his own Americone Dream ice cream, he used the interview as an opportunity to confront his celebrity-dessert competition.
In case you missed it, Comedy Central has posted two highly entertaining clips. The first has Colbert calling out Nelson's nefarious agenda with an attack ad, in which an "ice cream expert" (read: little kid) asks: "Why would I want to eat ice cream the pot man told me to eat? Pot people are high. They'll eat anything."
The second clip is the actual interview with Willie, with an appearance from a very special guest. To watch the videos, read more
I know you're all excited about the launch of Americone Dream, the new Ben & Jerry's ice cream that combines two of our favorite things: Stephen Colbert and chocolate. But while I expected the usual hilarity when Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield appeared on "The Colbert Report" last night, the interview was even funnier that I'd anticipated.
In case you missed it, we've got a video from the segment, where Stephen introduces his newly christened ice-cream flavor. Here's a taste:
"That's right nation: Now you can join me internally as well as externally. Every delicious bite is full of crispy fudge-covered waffle cone — the only time I waffle... Look at the packaging! That picture is so hot it's amazing the stuff stays frozen."
It gets even funnier when Ben & Jerry talk about the forthcoming Willie Nelson ice cream, so to watch the video, read more
Tonight, Stephen Colbert will see his AmeriCone Dream come true when Ben & Jerry's co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield appear on The Colbert Report to launch Colbert's ice cream! The AmeriCone Dream consists of vanilla ice cream, fudge-covered waffle cone pieces, and a caramel swirl.
Colbert has high hopes for the impact his dessert will have in freezer politics. According to a Ben & Jerry's press release:
Colbert believes AmeriCone Dream can make a difference. "I’m not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda. What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case."
Stephen Colbert is donating his proceeds from the sale of AmeriCone Dream to charity through The Stephen Colbert AmeriCone Dream Fund. The Fund will support charities of concern to Stephen such as food and medical assistance for disadvantaged children, helping veterans and their families, and environmental causes. Said Colbert, "I will save the world."
Well, whether the ice cream is another step toward saving the world or dominating it, my buddy Yum and I can't wait to taste the truthiness. Tune in to Comedy Central tonight at 11:30 p.m. to witness this historic event.