Stephen Colbert freaks the f*** out over NY Stock Exchange shutdown

Most were good at making light of Wednesday's stock exchange trade-halt. Colbert, on the other hand ...

Published July 9, 2015 12:54PM (EDT)

 Stephen Colbert   (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)
Stephen Colbert (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Wednesday's news that the New York Stock Exchange had temporarily halted trading on all stocks due to a technical glitch was baffling to many, but it sent Stephen Colbert into full-on panic mode.

The forthcoming "Late Show" host uploaded a video titled "Apocalypse Dow" which featured himself holed up in his windowless office with emergency supplies haphazardly scattered about his desk, including a pee jar, fire extinguisher and a trove of K-Cups for good measure.

Special appearances by: A "Late Show" intern-turned-growling War Boy slathered in gray paint and Colbert's new wife, a chicken named Vindaloo.

Watch the clip courtesy of The Late Show below:

By Colin Gorenstein

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