In the latest episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, host Stephen Colbert dives into the ongoing jury selection process for Donald Trump‘s New York trial. Colbert humorously highlights Trump’s misunderstanding of the limited number of strikes in jury selection, jokingly comparing it to baseball. He also notes that although a full jury has been picked, they still need five more alternates.

Colbert shares the interesting tidbit that there are many hikers, woodworking enthusiasts, and fly fishing enthusiasts in the jury pool, adding a touch of lightheartedness to the serious proceedings. However, he jokes about his own experience with fly fishing in Manhattan, catching nothing but a large Band-Aid.

Taking a break from the courtroom, Trump meets with Polish President Andrzej Duda, prompting Colbert to humorously refer to Duda as “sucking up” to Trump. Colbert also mentions other world leaders Trump has met recently, such as the president of Argentina, Hungary’s Victor Orban, and a joking reference to a “cordial Summit with Skeletor and the Ghost of Jeffrey Epstein.”

Colbert then turns to a light-hearted poll that asked Americans who they believe would win a hot dog eating contest between Trump and Biden. With Trump gaining more support in the poll, Colbert jokingly comments on Trump’s ability to swallow “pureed hog anus,” eliciting laughter from the audience.

The poll also delves into other topics, including who would have a better poker face, who would win in a fight against a medium-sized dog, and who would excel in tasks such as teaching a beginner’s cooking class or changing a baby’s diaper. Biden comes out on top in some of these categories, showcasing his relatability and caring nature, while Trump’s more dominant and competitive persona prevails in others.

Colbert acknowledges the detachment from reality that the 2024 election has become, but also emphasizes the importance of Biden making normal, relatable statements during his campaign.

In a light-hearted moment, Colbert brings up Biden’s claim that cannibals ate his uncle, which could be either an unusual story or another one of Biden’s folksy phrases. Colbert humorously ponders the president’s storytelling abilities, blending comedy and politics.

Moving on to international news, Colbert briefly mentions an Australian man who rode the largest pumpkin grown in the country down a river, citing his motive as wanting to have fun and make people smile.

In a bizarre yet amusing story, Colbert shares that two vultures in Connecticut were initially believed to be dying but were actually too drunk to fly. Rescuers determined that the vultures had consumed something fermented and were severely intoxicated. The vultures were ultimately given fluids and tucked in overnight, followed by a hearty breakfast the next day, solving the age-old question of what to do with drunken vultures.

As the episode wraps up, Colbert teases the upcoming guests, Sandra Oh and Reed Scott, as well as the anticipation of puppies joining the show.

Overall, this episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert merges humor, politics, and bizarre news stories, providing an entertaining and lively mix for viewers.