Stephen Colbert Campaign Raises $1M for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief


For the #PuberMe campaign, the late-night host pledged to personally donate $1,000 for each celebrity who tweeted an awkward photo from their teenage years. As it turns out, Lin-Manuel Miranda in a surprise appearance on the show.

On "The Late Show" Thursday night, Colbert shared the final tally of the philanthropic endeavor, with Kroll calling from Argentina to weigh in.

While he could not come up with a puberty photo, Miranda did one better and instead shared an awkward puberty video in which he sings about how his teen self doesn't like NY. In the throwback video, he belts, "I came back to Puerto Rico yesterday and I'm bored".

As The New York Times reports, he was on stage at Michael Moore's "one-man play" on Broadway when he started bashing the president. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to live with all these nice folks.

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Colbert said: "Trump keeps summoning monsters of abstraction - things that aren't real - they're extensions of the ordinary, fears that you have that he plays on". The song just dropped to support Puerto Rico relief, with all proceeds going to donations for the Hispanic Federation. "That was a dark year". "It's going to be stuck in my head for days".

Colbert said he would donate an additional $266,000 for the 75,000 awkward photos that were posted online by viewers of "The Late Show".

From celebrity photos alone, the effort raised $233,000, but comedian Nick Kroll, CBS and Colbert's Americone Dream foundation also chipped in. Then, Kroll announced that he and his "Big Mouth" colleagues were giving another $100,000.