Stephen Colbert donates proceeds from Hurricane Florence book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina

"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina.

The comedian sent a check for $412,412 to Gov. Roy Cooper, who posted a photo of the check on Facebook Thursday with the caption: All barbecue jokes aside, a huge thank you to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for donating a portion of the proceeds from his book to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund.

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Colbert and his writing staff composed the book "Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane." It uses quotes from President Donald Trump's visit to North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence last fall.

The 24-page faux-children's book was inspired by Trump's question about a yacht that landed in the yard of someone living near the North Carolina coast.

The book was released in November.
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