03/09/2011 09:49 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Colbert Celebrates Mardi Gras & International Women's Day (VIDEO)

International Women's Day fell on Fat Tuesday this year, an irony not lost on Stephen Colbert. So how does one celebrate the achievements of women on a day that kicks off a week of encouraging them to take their shirts off in exchange for beads? By saluting a woman's mind as much as her willingness to drunkenly expose herself. To that end, Colbert chucked strands of beads into the audience while propositioning his female fans:

Flash me your ability to balance a satisfying career with a rich home life!