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The show is on!—Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman kickoff the 2015 Global Citizen Festival

You might have heard that the Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman are hosting the 2015 Global Citizen Festival.

If you missed the start of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival, the video above is a recap to help you figure out exactly what happened in the opening of the show.

It’s officially fall here in New York. White pants are OUT and black trenchcoats are clearly IN. Colbert just came onto the 2015 Global Citizen stage in a large trenchcoat, and he looks a little taller than usual… Let’s see what’s going on in this video.

Stephen Colbert opened the show seemingly by himself. But then we discovered that Hugh Jackman was with Colbert. Somehow Colbert was on the shoulders of a “huge jacked man,” as Colbert referred to Jackman on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night.

Then as Colbert suggested doing a cartwheel to raise excitement from the 60,0000 global citizens ready for the show to start, Jackman appeared!

Some of my favorite moments from the opening include Colbert picturing 60,000 people in their underwear, and when they made some crazy animals noises.

What a fantastic pair to begin the Festival. And so much more has happened since. If you want to stay updated don't forget to check out the live blog here. Stay tuned for more articles to stay informed on all the action happening at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival and all the incredible commitments world leaders, celebs, artists and global citizens will make today.

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