WATCH: Colbert Mocks John Boehner for Saying Paul Ryan Should Be the GOP Nominee

"The election keeps getting weirder," said Stephen Colbert.

The host of "The Late Show" was referring specifically to the possibility that the GOP would end up with a brokered convention, in which the party would nominate a presidential candidate who is someone other than Republican frontrunner Donald Trump or his remaining rival, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

“But who could it be?” he asked.

“I mean, Jeb Bush’s name has been mentioned, followed by loud sobbing and the words ‘leave me alone’ coming from the vicinity of Florida. You have to find a good compromise candidate. And there is an experienced party elder that everyone respects. And it's John Boehner, who thinks we should make Paul Ryan do it."

”If we don't have a nominee who can win on the first ballot, I'm for none of the above," said the former House speaker at the Futures Industry Association conference. "They all had a chance to win. None of them won. So I'm for none of the above. I'm for Paul Ryan to be our nominee,” John Boehner told Politico Wednesday, stumping for the candidacy of the current House speaker. 

Doing an impression of Boehner, Colbert said, “Hey, listen buddy, you know I said I'd help you move that waterbed to your sixth-floor walkup, but it turns out I don’t want to. Paul Ryan will do it; he’s pretty jacked.”

The irony is that everyone wants a solution for Trump, but no one wants to be held accountable for taking away his nomination.

Watch: John Boehner wants someone else to be president:

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