Armstrong Takes His Shots… From Late-Night Hosts

by | January 16, 2013 at 11:56 PM | Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Show with David Letterman, The Colbert Report

Lance Armstrong (AP Photo/Thao Nguyen)


With all the hype surrounding tomorrow night’s Lance Armstrong interview with Oprah on OWN, the disgraced athlete is now a shining star, at least in the eyes of the late-night hosts who all skewered Armstrong on their monologues Tuesday night.

Indeed, Jimmy Kimmel, Davis Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert were just a few of the comedy pundits to have a laugh at Armstrong’s expense. The one-time A-list celebrity and frequent guest on their shows is now comedy fodder given his alleged confession on the Oprah special Thursday night.

Here are the clips of some of the best cracks about Armstrong’s confession…

The Late Show with David Letterman” made Armstrong the subject of its nightly countdown with “Top Ten Other Lance Armstrong Confessions.” For example, number 10, He “Artificially enhanced his cycling shorts.”

Steven Colbert, meanwhile, played up his loyalty to Armstrong on “The Colbert Report,” with cracks such as “the man is a hero, he beat cancer! Then he went on to beat something even more unpopular, the French.”

Finally, Jimmy Kimmel simply ran out of Armstrong jokes on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” In fact, he had to outsource his material just to come up with material.