TODAY   |  October 04, 2013

Stephen Colbert weds couple shut out by shutdown

Though he is best known as a comedy talk-show host, Stephen Colbert wears many hats. As an ordained minister, Colbert legally married a couple on Thursday night after their original wedding plans were ruined by the government shutdown.

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>> also on wednesday, we introduce you to a couple that hope to marry this weekend at the jefferson memorial but like a lot of other couples their plans were dashed by the government shutdown and then steven colbert steps in.

>> and by the power vested in me by the state of new york and the entire viacom family of entertainment networks, i now pronounce you man and wife. you may kiss the bride . yeah. no, keep going, man.

>> groom said he was wicked excited to get married on late night tv.

>> that's pretty cool.

>> do you think that's legal?