Stephen Colbert experiences extreme agony after eating the hottest hot sauces

George Back
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Stephen Colbert traveled to the seventh circle of Hell on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, all thanks to Sean Evans. Evans hosts a show called Hot Ones, in which he interviews celebrities while feeding them progressively hotter food.

Colbert seemed to enjoy the first two hot sauces he sampled while talking with Evans. But the third hot sauce, Da’ Bomb Beyond Insanity, took things from civil to extreme.

Colbert joked, “So this is what Kim Jong Un is arming his missiles with actually?” But after sampling some of the sauce, he realized it was no laughing matter.

A sweating Colbert said, “This feeling I have in my mouth right now is what I was afraid of from the beginning of this. Goddamn it.” Stephen then had to walk around before asking Evans, “Is this common? My fillings are on fire.”

But Colbert wasn’t done yet — he still had to sample Blair’s Mega Death Sauce with Liquid Rage. This particular sauce scores 550,000 on the Scoville scale, which rates the heat of peppers. To put that in perspective, Tabasco sauce scores only 2,000 on the Scoville scale, and a fresh jalepeno scores 8,000.

It was a religious experience for the clearly miserable host. After sampling the last sauce, it got so bad he started pray, saying, “Oh my God, hell is the absence of God’s love and I want to ask God, whatever I did to deserve this, please forgive me.”

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.

See a devastated Colbert sing farewell to “The Mooch”:


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