Anthony Scaramucci probably won’t do the Fandango, but the former White House communications chief seems as eager to trade jabs with Stephen Colbert as the late-night comic is — even joking he’ll bring a “monogrammed front stabbing knife.”
Less than two weeks after he became a national punchline, Scaramucci tweeted Thursday that he was looking forward to returning to the airwaves next week in interviews with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning and Colbert Monday night.
The flamboyant — and often profane — New York millionaire had been a favorite target on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Talking about the upcoming interview on Wednesday’s show, Colbert said he couldn’t believe Scaramucci “will be sitting right there.”
“The Mooch! Mooch! Right there! I can’t believe it. We got the Mooch.
“We set out a Mooch trap.”
One of Colbert’s trademark gags during Scaramucci’s brief White House tenure played off the New Yorker’s description of himself as “more of a front-stabbing person” than the backstabbers in Washington.
On Thursday, Scaramucci sounded ready to give as well as he got.
“I am bringing @StephenAtHome a professionally monogrammed front stabbing knife from the @huntandfishnyc also suitable for cutting steak!,” Scaramucci tweeted.
Colbert was equally enthusiastic Wednesday.
“It’s going to be fun,” Colbert told viewers. “We’re going to be talking. I’m going to ask like what it’s like inside there, how loyal he feels the president is now? We’ll do some front-stabbing. It’ll be a lot of fun.”
After President Donald Trump ousted Scaramucci last month, Colbert joked that the communications chief’s tenure was so short “his going away party could serve what’s left of his welcome cake.”
The late-night host ended his farewell with a nod to the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which Colbert — and countless others — noted contained the line “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?”
Colbert then did his own parody of the song, turning it into an ode to Scaramucci, whose stint as White House communications director lasted just 11 days.
Scaramucci also confirmed Thursday he’s appearing on ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” Sunday morning.
“I look forward to joining @GStephanopoulos @ThisWeekABC Sunday and @StephenAtHome Monday,” Scaramucci tweeted Thursday, adding the hashtag #cantwait.
Stephanopoulos announced the get earlier in the day.
“EXCLUSIVE: I’ll sit down live with @Scaramucci for his first interview since being fired from the WH, this Sunday only on @ThisWeekABC,” the ABC TV personality tweeted.
Colbert first announced on Twitter Wednesday that Scaramucci would sit on his couch next week.
“This is just a heads up for our censors to get ready!” Colbert tweeted.