WATCH: Stephen Colbert Amazed By Science's Gay 'Boy Wonder'
Gay teen Jack Andraka became known as the “Boy Wonder” of science after his work in developing a new method to detect pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer earned him the grand prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
He recently stopped by The Colbert Report to talk about his incredible discovery, and in true Stephen Colbert fashion, the show’s host praised the prodigy between bouts of good-natured teasing as Andraka demonstrated how the test he developed to detect several types of cancer works.
“I gotta say, for your social life, that’s a great pickup line,” Colbert teased. “’Hey, do you have pancreatic cancer? Would you like to find out?’”
Watch a clip from Andraka’s appearance in the video below.