Sunday July 03, 2016

Stephen Colbert Challenges Super Mario Speedrunner

I never would have thought that I’d see a video game speedrun involving Hot Pockets and track runners, but here it is.

In what appears to be a first for nationwide US TV, The Late Show's Stephen Colbert ran a segment that pitted a speedrunner (Super Mario Bros. 3 expert Mitch Fowler) against Colbert and the Columbia University men's relay team to see who could complete their respective goals the fastest. We won't spoil the results here, but it's surreal to see talk of warp whistles on a show that normally revolves around celebrity chats and musical guests.