NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Getting into New York City during rush hour can test the limits of your patience.

But sometimes you see something that just makes your day better, you capture it on video, and you share it with the world.

That’s what happened to Stephen Colbert, who hosts “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central, while driving to work this week.

“For those of you haven’t had the pleasure of commuting through the Lincoln Tunnel, let me paint a picture for you,” Colbert said on Thursday night’s show. “Imagine taking 250,000 jelly beans and pouring them through a single drinking straw where all the jelly beans are p***ed because they’re late for work.”

While in the Lincoln Tunnel, a man on a dirt bike passed him on the left while popping a wheelie. The man then changed lanes (which is illegal) and looked back at Colbert, who was recording all of this on his iPhone, and gave Colbert a thumbs up and a sort of ‘Oh Yeah’ kind of look.

After that, the cyclist proceeded to pop another wheelie.

LINK: Watch The Video For Yourself

“Clearly, America is back, ladies and gentleman,” said Colbert on his show.

Then the man pulled back to come alongside Colbert and asked him to send the video. Colbert, however, could not oblige because he forgot to write down the man’s area code.

“I didn’t write it down because I was driving and videotaping and writing would have made it dangerous. So I hope that broadcasting it will be acceptable instead,” said Colbert on the air. “And by the way, my name is Stephen Colbert and I have a television show.”

We, of course, do not promote popping wheelies in the Lincoln Tunnel or operating a phone while driving. Please stay safe out there!

What’s the most unusual thing you have ever seen during your commute? Share your story in the comments section below!

Comments (6)
  1. risko says:

    I’m totally illegal. That’s how I roll.

    Also, I’m not wearing pants.

  2. ansar says:

    whatever it was it must have been fun

    1. Motorcycle riders should obey the law!! says:

      Would have been more fun to see him go under the wheels of a car after he crashed. I guess one persons fun is different than anothers.

  3. Vicki P says:

    I believe it is a illegal to take phots or videos in the tunnels or on the bridges.??

    1. Peep says:

      Since 9/11 it’s illegal. Plus, driving and videotaping is illegal also.

    2. Officer Krupke says:

      Leaving comments about how it is illegal to take photos/videos or even questioning about whether it is legal or not, is in fact illegal in itself.

      Report yourself to the thought police immediately!

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