Even in his new format, even when covering the news of Ohio, the star of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” can’t shake his New York yiddishkeit.
Talking about Reynoldsburg, Ohio, which this year decided to hold trick-or-treating on Thursday night — which fell on October 29 — the Catholic Sunday school teacher riffed:
“What’s your problem, Reynoldsburg, Ohio? Thursday? Really? Why? Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. The only people who have to trick or treat on Thursday are Orthodox Jews trying to get their candy before Shabbos. That’s it. Reynoldsburg, why can’t you wait until October 31?”
Reynoldsburg is in central Ohio and probably a couple hours drive from both Cleveland and Cincinnati — and probably the closest Orthodox Jews.