Stephen Colbert Connects Chance the Rapper with "Lord of the Rings"


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  • Clay Grisetti
    Clay Grisetti 2 days ago

    I will never be as wise as this joker, and I don't care.

  • Lucky Charm
    Lucky Charm 3 days ago

    You know how speechless you were at the end of Infinity War? It just happened to me again.

    PRETTYBOY KEN 5 days ago


  • Ghost Inquisitor
    Ghost Inquisitor 5 days ago


  • Thomas Mitchell
    Thomas Mitchell 6 days ago

    Seriously if there was a Tolkien Studies class taught by Stephen Cobert, signing up for it would be the greatest thing ever. I would love to be lectured about Eärendil and the Istari, and Sauron and the history of Gondolin if Stephen was the lecturer

  • Naþan Ø
    Naþan Ø 8 days ago

    godblessit stephen.
    This is why we can have nice things.

  • Naþan Ø
    Naþan Ø 8 days ago

    Stephen sings the Major-General song blasphemously slow

  • Donkey Teeth
    Donkey Teeth 8 days ago

    Pure joy

  • D Sanchez
    D Sanchez 8 days ago

    Wow, that's like some next level nerdiness! I bow to you sir!

  • For ReAL
    For ReAL 9 days ago

    This is what happens when Im up at 3 AM...not disappointed

  • Henry Harrison McLeod

    Could someone make a song out of this?

  • Afinati
    Afinati 10 days ago

    I am the very model of a scientist salarian,
    I've studied species turian, asari, and batarian.
    I'm quite good at genetics (as a subset of biology) because i am an expert (which i know is a tautology).
    My xenoscience studies range from urban to agrarian, I am the very model of a scientist salarian!

  • Jackson Sanfacon
    Jackson Sanfacon 10 days ago

    I want your brain

  • MorninStar
    MorninStar 10 days ago


  • Starr Davis
    Starr Davis 10 days ago +1


  • April Connolly
    April Connolly 11 days ago

    What a nerd

  • Some Person
    Some Person 11 days ago

    Actually when I started watching this that's the song I thought of, but wow Colbert remembers entirely too much of Tolkeins books...😂😂😂

  • Hugh Moore
    Hugh Moore 11 days ago +1

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    These are the only ones of which the news has come to Harvard,
    And there may be many others but they haven't been discovered.

  • Joel Rosario
    Joel Rosario 11 days ago +1

    I freaking love Stephen Colbert. He restores my faith in humanity.

  • ALurkingGrue
    ALurkingGrue 11 days ago


  • Arduenn Schwartzman
    Arduenn Schwartzman 11 days ago

    My mind. It has been blown so hard.

  • Nic F
    Nic F 12 days ago +4's like my HEART has a boner. Or my brain. Or both. I am glad there is a Stephen Colbert in the world.

  • benedictify
    benedictify 12 days ago +1

    I want to hear more Tolkien rap

  • Alex
    Alex 12 days ago +1

    What a special human he is.
    What a an actual nerd.
    We are lucky.

  • Christopher Lockett
    Christopher Lockett 12 days ago +1

    This is virtuosic nerding.

  • Christopher Joseph
    Christopher Joseph 12 days ago

    Stephen is awesome

  • Fatty Acid
    Fatty Acid 12 days ago

    Stephen is a sexy man. No homo.

  • Daniel Hauck
    Daniel Hauck 13 days ago +1

    I liked Stephen Colbert before. After watching this though, I want him to be my best friend!

  • Simon Seyer
    Simon Seyer 13 days ago

    I love this guy

  • Ben Senatore
    Ben Senatore 13 days ago

    Broccoli Rob is a genius

  • Jeremy Malcom
    Jeremy Malcom 13 days ago

    Childish is a nerd so I'm sure he knew this.

  • Kay Muldoon
    Kay Muldoon 13 days ago

    I think Stephen knows Tolkien better than Tolkien himself.

  • Mariana de Castilho
    Mariana de Castilho 13 days ago

    Next level nerd and i love it

  • Bianca Bloom
    Bianca Bloom 13 days ago +1

    Daaaaaamn he knows some crazy backstory.
    I mean I knew he loved LOTR but shiiiiit.

  • Shad McNeil
    Shad McNeil 13 days ago

    Holy SHIT!

  • Hamza Haytham
    Hamza Haytham 13 days ago

    I just disliked 566 comments for no reason

  • B Barnes
    B Barnes 13 days ago

    LOL I love him

  • Noe Barba
    Noe Barba 13 days ago

    Honestly Tolkien fans are like their own church lol

  • Oscar Westerlund
    Oscar Westerlund 13 days ago

    Thats deep nerd for yall

  • Ossian Bohnaroo
    Ossian Bohnaroo 13 days ago

    I love the nerd-dom

  • Joy C
    Joy C 13 days ago +2

    This guy is incredible. Knows LOTR, retro and current pop culture, Hosts a late night show, has time to read entire books, and looks good doing it. I gotta step my game up.

  • oxy 75
    oxy 75 13 days ago


  • The Gold Sentinel
    The Gold Sentinel 13 days ago

    stephen colbert is on chances sound cloud that is amazing

  • CynAnne1
    CynAnne1 14 days ago +2

    Just when mine love for Mssr. Colbert could climb no higher...he gives us this. ❤
    "His nimble wit doth spring forth anew, with bedazzling words of heft and hue..." 🍃🍂🍃
    C. - 2018

  • LaElla Dickerson
    LaElla Dickerson 14 days ago

    Omg I love him

  • Maxx Hazely
    Maxx Hazely 14 days ago +1

    When your dad gets into your music

  • Gwynbleidd
    Gwynbleidd 14 days ago +1

    This man is beautiful

  • Justice Rice
    Justice Rice 14 days ago +2

    Such a huge nerd, and I fucking love him so much

  • Jimmy Jammah
    Jimmy Jammah 14 days ago

    animaniacs fucks with that too :)

    ASTEROID KILLER 14 days ago +2

    Stephen is a fucking legend! Nerd god mode!

  • Bullcrap McGee
    Bullcrap McGee 14 days ago +1

    This is freaking awesome

  • Javiera Scarratt
    Javiera Scarratt 14 days ago

    He got the words of the Song of Eärendil wrong haha - it's "Eärendil was a mariner THAT tarried in Arvernien;
    he built a BOAT of timber felled in Nimbrethil to JOURNEY in" take that Colbert

    • Javiera Scarratt
      Javiera Scarratt 14 days ago

      if you say "sailor in" you don't even get the internal rhyme of "Arvernien" and "journey in," this is the second video he's got it wrong in, someone needs to tell him

  • Brian
    Brian 14 days ago

    Bino Stephen... Bino. "Childish" smh

  • Dana Leho
    Dana Leho 14 days ago


  • Alita
    Alita 14 days ago

    God mode....

  • Princess Jello
    Princess Jello 14 days ago +1

    John Oliver: "Cool."

  • Rob Young
    Rob Young 14 days ago

    WOW! lol

  • daniellekingdjk3
    daniellekingdjk3 14 days ago +1

    rap and lord of the rings.How about that

  • Lycan
    Lycan 14 days ago

    just so you guys know I guarantee you that he knew 5% of this and it's mostly just his writers (writers have read a lot obviously) who realized this. Do you really think that Colbert listens to rap?

  • Carla MSM
    Carla MSM 14 days ago +1

    He's such a nerd and it's a joy to watch.

  • Raquel Mezei
    Raquel Mezei 14 days ago +2

    God bless this nerd 💜

  • Nicholas Walker
    Nicholas Walker 15 days ago

    I love this man lol

  • Brandon Quick
    Brandon Quick 15 days ago +1

    This is the nerdiest, geekiest and most gloriously hilarious thing I've seen..maybe ever. Colbert is awesome.

  • Candie Cole
    Candie Cole 15 days ago +2

    I'm so glad men like him exist in this world...and middle Earth lol!

  • Frank Romero
    Frank Romero 15 days ago


  • Josh Fried
    Josh Fried 15 days ago

    Am I he only one that wants to hear him rap the entire song

  • Crabman Boy Jake
    Crabman Boy Jake 15 days ago +1

    I tip my hat to you sir.

  • Mattias Westby
    Mattias Westby 15 days ago

    God, I love this man.

  • DewKernal100
    DewKernal100 15 days ago +1

    How did this man ever get laid

  • AwkwarredTurtle
    AwkwarredTurtle 15 days ago +1

    Hamilton fans - did you hear that line ?

  • Ielle p
    Ielle p 15 days ago

    Ahhh, love it

  • Mesie Lepush
    Mesie Lepush 16 days ago +2

    Mr Colbert,he's such a nerd. I love him.

  • Arcilla Edwards
    Arcilla Edwards 16 days ago

    I love this man! I am the biggest Stephen Colbert Stan!!

  • Jacob Anteau
    Jacob Anteau 16 days ago +1

    Jesus Christ nerd level infinity MY LAAWWWWDDDD

  • axion
    axion 16 days ago +1

    would love to know if Stephen has a room full with pictures and pages with red string trying connect everything back to J R. R. Tolkien and Lord of the Rings like paranoid fan

  • Lisa Hoang
    Lisa Hoang 16 days ago +1

    I love Stephen Colbert. Just his love and enthusiasm makes me want to read J.R.R. Tolkien. :)

  • Don Iguana
    Don Iguana 16 days ago +1


  • Jide Alaga
    Jide Alaga 16 days ago

    I love stephen colbert!

    CHIMI CHANGA 17 days ago +2


  • Raquel Caicedo
    Raquel Caicedo 17 days ago +1

    This is the type of nerd I aspire to be

  • George is Trying
    George is Trying 17 days ago +1

    This immediately put to rest all doubt in my mind of Colbert's sincerity toward Tolkien

  • Emma Cole
    Emma Cole 17 days ago

    So Stephen when’s the album dropping?

  • sageofthesky
    sageofthesky 17 days ago

    I am very impressed, and simultaneously disappointed. I was told Mr. Colbert was a student of Tolkien's works, and well versed in them. Yet he habitually makes mistakes that make it clear his knowledge is quite lacking. There's the famous 'Valar Showdown', where he could not distinguish between the female forms of the Valar (the Valier) and the male (the Valar), and the plural (Valar, Valier) and singular (Vala, or Valie). And here he makes at least two mistakes in reciting the first verse of the Lay of Earendil, which is frankly shameful. For posterity, it goes (and I am writing this from memory):
    "Earendil was a mariner
    that tarried in Arvernien;
    he built a boat of timber felled
    in Nimbrethil to journey in;"
    'boat', not 'ship'. 'journey', not 'sail her', 'that tarried', not 'who tarried'.
    I am not claiming to have encyclopedic knowledge of Tolkien's work; Lord knows I cannot recite the entire Lay of Earendil from memory, to say nothing of longer works such as the Lay of Leithian. Nor am I an expert on Quenya or Sindarin. But these small things, such as gender and plural/singular forms, as well as the first verse, I feel they reveal a lot about the lack in Mr. Colbert's knowledge of Tolkien's works, and offer directions for him to improve himself.

  • Connor Duggan
    Connor Duggan 17 days ago +1

    Stephen Colbert just became my idle. He’s too awesome. Can we get a whole series of videos where Stephen just talks about Tolkien stuff?

  • Martha Magee
    Martha Magee 18 days ago

    Absolutely brilliant.

  • Aza
    Aza 18 days ago

    This is Peak Nerd.

  • streetcred31
    streetcred31 19 days ago

    Eminem does the same melody in The Real Slim Shady with the verse "...but if you feel I like I feel I got the antidote. Women wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus and it goes..."

  • Chloe Crumbley
    Chloe Crumbley 19 days ago

    I saw someone on Facebook say, "imagine being married to this guy" -- I couldn't have said it better. 😂

  • Lilah Bellamy
    Lilah Bellamy 19 days ago

    Stephen has perfect pitch?!! O.o

  • emercycrite
    emercycrite 19 days ago +1

    Colbert is such an unapologetic nerd and it is fan-tas-tic.

  • The Goat
    The Goat 20 days ago

    Steven Colbert worst comedian of all time

  • Louis OK
    Louis OK 20 days ago

    I want a Colbert Nerd podcast

  • cohenlabe1
    cohenlabe1 20 days ago

    Miss lucy had a baby she named him tiny Tim tim. She put him in a bathtub to see if he could swim swim.... true story

  • Gus Wiedey
    Gus Wiedey 20 days ago

    Eärendil was a mariner
    that tarried in Arvernien;
    he built a boat of timber felled
    in Nimbrethil to JOURNEY IN;
    though pedantry is not my aim,
    I emphasize those last two words
    for they are those which Tolkien wrote
    and end rhyme better they preserve.

  • Ciaran Donnelly
    Ciaran Donnelly 20 days ago

    It's only iambic tetrameter not rare at all

  • Bran Blackwood
    Bran Blackwood 20 days ago

    now I’m imagining the Ancient Aliens guy gif but it’s Stephen Colbert saying “Tolkien”

  • Wolfgaenger
    Wolfgaenger 20 days ago

    What a brilliant mind!

  • Christopher Mitchell
    Christopher Mitchell 20 days ago

    I have a nerd boner and im not embarrassed about it...

  • Wendy Lugo
    Wendy Lugo 20 days ago

    Oh his geek flag is at full staff in this one 🤣😂🤣

  • Syncrossus BAR
    Syncrossus BAR 20 days ago

    Colbert is such a nerd. It's glorious.