Why are cats finding employment and what’s this about TikTok job applications? In his segment, “Quarantinewhile,” which picks up on all the news you might have missed, The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert takes look at the week’s weird and wonderful happenings.
Colbert discusses the news that TikTok is testing a new tool for brands to recruit employees on the app, demonstrating his own version that uses a very online technique in place of a traditional CV.
“Your HR department can look forward to hearing a lot of qualifications via ASMR,” Colbert said. “I have a BA in history from Skidmore. Special skills include *crinkles crisp packet* shhhhhhhhhhh.”
Colbert also unpacks Chicago’s decision to tackle its rat problem with cats in its ambitious “Cats at Work” program, and checks out the latest trend of people gifting Tesla stocks as a romantic gesture. “Nothing says romance like volatile share prices that hang on the word of an eccentric billionaire who dances like a malfunctioning robot,” he joked, showing a superb onstage video of Tesla CEO Elon Musk kinda doing just that.
What a weird week.