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Jon Huntsman makes uncomfortable joke on The Colbert Report


Jon Huntsman was on The Colbert Report last night, seeking the “Colbert bump” and earning wild cheers from the audience when he asked Stephen, in Mandarin, to be his running mate. But according to ABC News, Huntsman, a former ambassador to China, attempted another joke, later edited out, that made some audience members wince:

When Colbert played a sound effect of a stereotypical Chinese riff, Huntsman joked, “When’s the delivery food coming?” After a few seconds of awkward silence, Colbert replied, “Did that go over well in Beijing?”

Read the full account from ABC News here, and watch the segment below: The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Jon Huntsman www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

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