The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres Tuesday, September 8th (11:35p/10:35c) right here on NewsChannel 3!
The former host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report has been busy all summer preparing for his late night debut, slowly revealing more details on the highly-anticipated show. Back in June, he introduced his new band leader as New Orleans-native Jon Batiste.
Batiste and his band Stay Human appeared on the Colbert Report several times and the band is listed as the Late Show’s first musical performance during the show’s debut episode.
Speaking of appearances on the show, the guest lineup for the first two weeks of the show has already been released and it’s nothing short of impressive:
Tuesday, Sept. 8 – George Clooney, Jeb Bush, performance by Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human, with special guests
Wednesday, Sept. 9 – Scarlett Johansson, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, performance by Kendrick Lamar
Thursday, Sept. 10 – Vice President Joe Biden, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, performance by country star Toby Keith
Friday, Sept. 11 – Amy Schumer, author Stephen King, performance by Troubled Waters
Monday, Sept. 14 – Emily Blunt, Justice Stephen Breyer, performance by The Dead Weather
Tuesday, Sept. 15 – Jake Gyllenhaal, performance by Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio
Wednesday, Sept. 16 – Kevin Spacey, Carol Burnett, comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, performance by Willie Nelson
Thursday, Sept. 17 – Naomi Watts, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Friday, Sept. 18 – Lupita Nyong’o, Senator Bernie Sanders, performance by An American in Paris’ Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild, and Leanne Cope
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