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12/05/2013 11:25 am ET | Updated Feb 04, 2014

Colbert Suggests An All-Chimp Congress, And It Does Not Sound That Bad

Stephen Colbert opened Wednesday's "Colbert Report" with a reminder of the depressing truth: The current congress, which is about to end its 2013 session, will go down in history as the least effective congress the United States has ever seen. That's not an exaggeration -- the governing body has only passed 55 laws, less than any congress before it.

One of those laws, which has gained bipartisan support, is to support the retirement of chimpanzees used for scientific study to Louisiana. Colbert took particular glee in noting the irony of the government caring more about chimps than humans' welfare, and suggested that there may be some open spots in Washington, D.C. for our simian cousins to occupy.

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