Watch Jon Stewart interview Stephen Colbert on a special flipped edition of 'The Late Show'

The late night host took a turn in the interviewee hot seat

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Tuesday night's edition of CBS's "The Late Show" opened with a jarring sight: host Stephen Colbert addressed viewers not from behind his desk, but from one of the guest chairs. The reason for the switch, he explained, was that he's still actually away for the Thanksgiving holiday break, and so he and his staff decided in advance to put together a special pre-recorded "flipped interview" edition of the show in which guests took over his host's seat and Colbert sat in the interviewee hot seat.

Throughout the hour, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jake Tapper, Kerry Washington and Charlamagne tha God all quizzed Colbert, but arguably the best "get" was the interviewer who opened the show: Colbert's old Comedy Central "Daily Show" boss, Jon Stewart. Watch the segments above and below for, among other things, Colbert's answer to Stewart's question about finding his footing at "The Late Show"—and for Colbert's flipping-of-the-flip with a question to Stewart about having given up his "Daily Show" perch before the dawn of the Trump Era.

And you can watch Colbert submit to questions from his other guests here:

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