Watch Liam Neeson Audition For The Role Of Santa Claus (And Terrify A Generation Of Children In The Process)

"I see you when you're sleeping. I know when you're awake."

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Life's Too Short is widely considered to be Ricky Gervais' and Stephen Merchant's greatest creative mis-step, but it still gifted the world with one of the funniest television scenes in recent memory: Liam Neeson's ill-fated attempt to break into the improv comedy circuit…

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And clearly taking inspiration from that, Late Show host Stephen Colbert decided to ask the grittiest man in movies to audition for the wholesome, cuddly role of ol' St. Nick.

Needless to say, it's intense.