Congressman John Lewis crowd surfs after Colbert interview
NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis may be 76, but he’s not too old to crowd surf.
The Georgia Democrat wrapped up an interview on the Aug. 31 episode of “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” by wading into a sea of audience members who lifted him up and passed him around.
Lewis was part of a crowd surfing epidemic on the show. He was the third guest of the night to crowd surf with Colbert, following actors Christian Slater and Chris Geere.
Lewis was on the program to promote his graphic novel series, “March,” which retells of the civil rights movement from Lewis’s perspective.
The crowd at the Late Show with Stephen Colbert (left) held up civil rights leader and Georgia Congressman John Lewis (D) on Aug. 31, 2016. He was on the show to promote his graphic novel “March.”