‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
“He said he was gonna fire everybody,” Stephen Colbert said, “And I gotta admit, he delivered.”
“The Mooch” was a character — and a name — made for late-night comedy.
In the days after Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment as White House communications director, late-night hosts introduced their mobster-like imitations of the fast-talking, brash New Yorker. They came up with a slew of puns, comparisons and words that rhymed with “mooch.”
Stephen Colbert said he looked like a “lawyer whose ad is above the urinal.” Seth Meyers called him the “human embodiment of a double-parked BMW.”
“I could go on and on … you know what, let’s! He definitely calls waitresses, ‘Sweetheart,’” Meyers said last week on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”
Indeed, late-night hosts could have gone on with the quips much longer. But their one-liners had a short shelf life. On Monday, after only 10 days with Scaramucci in the White House, President Trump fired him at the urging of new White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly.
So naturally, late-night hosts were in mourning. Sort of.