Stephen Colbert’s lineup of guests for the first couple of weeks of his new CBS late-night talk show reveals that the Comedy Central veteran intends to keep things political — maybe a bit moreso than his predecessor, David Letterman.
After announcing a guest list for week one of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that includes GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, the show unveiled a week two lineup that features Democratic contender Bernie Sanders, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
Not that Colbert will be turning his back on Hollywood celebs. The roster of guests also includes heavyweights from the world of entertainment, including Kevin Spacey, Carol Burnett and Willie Nelson — all on the same night.
CBS announced the following guest lineup for Colbert’s second week:
Monday, Sept. 14: Emily Blunt and Justice Stephen Breyer; musical guest The Dead Weather.
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Jake Gyllenhaal; musical guests Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio.
Wednesday, Sept. 16: Kevin Spacey; Carol Burnett with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City; musical performance and interview with Willie Nelson.
Thursday, Sept. 17: Naomi Watts; U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
Friday, Sept. 18: Lupita Nyong’o and Sen. Bernie Sanders; interview with and performance by “An American in Paris’” Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope.