VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin Reveals He Wants to Be Next Prime Minister of Israel on COLBERT
Emmy and Tony Award winning actor Mandy Patinkin stopped by last night's THE COLBERT REPORT on Comedy Central to discuss the re-emergence of his beard, the return of his series 'Homeland' on October 5th and offers his antidote to the troubling state of the world.
"I have an antecdote for it all," offered the actor. "I have a solution that I think will balance my participation in this world for however long I might have left to be in it." He continued, "As soon as Season 4 of HOMELAND finishes, I am going to tear a page out of your Presidential campaign book, and I am going to enter myself to be possibly elected as the new Prime Minister of Israel." He went on to offer Colbert, "Given your right wing view, you would be my security advisor."
Check out the appearance in full below!
THE COLBERT REPORT
Stephen Colbert is best known as the host, writer and executive producer of the long-running Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. Colbert is also a best-selling author and accomplished actor.
"The Colbert Report" launched on October 17, 2005 and has garnered ratings and critical success as one of the top shows on television. The show received its second Peabody Award this year after first receiving the prestigious award in 2008. Since the shows inception, it has received 18 PRIMETIME Emmy nominations and, in 2010, Colbert and his writing team won the show's second Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. The extraordinary platform of the show and Stephens unique persona have allowed Stephen Colbert to impact cultural discourse in profound ways.
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