Wait, Paul Ryan can do comedy?! Watch Stephen Colbert try to bait the speaker into admitting he wants the GOP nomination

Stephen Colbert and Paul Ryan get into an Abbott and Costello-esque exchange

Published April 20, 2016 12:08PM (EDT)

On the heels of a definitive press conference in which he confirmed he would not seek/accept the GOP nomination at a contested convention, House Speaker Paul Ryan joined Stephen Colbert on last night's "Late Show" to confirm again and for all, "I do not want, nor would I accept the Republican nomination."

"So you're considering the nomination?" Colbert pressed.

"No I'm not," Ryan said.

"I'll give you some time to mull this over," Colbert said, allowing a second or two pass. "How 'bout now?"

"Still no," Ryan said.

This contrived little Abbott and Costello bit went on for a while. Watch below:

By Brendan Gauthier

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