WATCH: Colbert's Brilliant Takedown of Paul Ryan's State of the Union 'Poker Face'


Stephen Colbert dissected both President Obama's pause-filled State of the Union address, and Paul Ryan's well-rehearsed non-reaction to the president's occasionally stirring words on Wednesday night's "Late Show."

“Ryan had to appear simultaneously enraged and engaged,” Colbert said. “I give him credit — he delivered a truly ‘engraging’ performance. Look at that discipline — he didn’t even applaud for the troops,” Colbert said. “That’s like booing apple pie or not crying during Field of Dreams.”

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump managed to make an appearance at both Obama's speech and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's response to the speech, though not by name. That's important because if you mention Trump's name "three times, he appears behind you and demands your birth certificate,” according to Colbert.

Instead both speakers just called out Trump's racist impulses.

Although President Obama talked about how America has been great and currently is great, "the twist," Colbert suggested, came when Obama said, "that it will be great. But that will only happen if we work together and have constructive debates."

So much for a great future, Colbert lamented, launching an "In memoriam" clip for the future.

Funny stuff. Watch:

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