Colbert’s Second ‘Late Show’ Week Taps Lupita Nyong’o, Willie Nelson and Many More
Colbert fever will hit an all-time high over the next week as CBS gears up for the star-studded first week of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and the second shows no signs of stopping. Everyone from Lupita Nyong’o to Willie Nelson to GOP hopeful Bernie Sanders are on board, covering an even broader range of guests.
Where the first week of Colbert’s Late Show tenure will play host to everyone from George Clooney to Kendrick Lamar and Elon Musk, the full round of Colbert guests from week two will keep up a diverse showing. From CBS’ official announcement:
MONDAY, SEPT. 14 - Actress Emily Blunt; Justice Stephen Breyer; musical performance by The Dead Weather
TUESDAY, SEPT. 15 - Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; musical performance by Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio
THURSDAY, SEPT. 17 - Actress Naomi Watts; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
FRIDAY, SEPT. 18 - Actress Lupita Nyong’o; Senator Bernie Sanders; interview with and musical performance by An American in Paris’ Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope
It remains to be seen how well Colbert fares in the ratings by eschewing the usual parade of celebrity guests, but the first few weeks at least should bring a lot of eyes, the ideal showcase to get people on board with a more diverse branch of interview. If nothing else, how could anyone miss out on Carol Burnett hanging with the girls of Broad City?
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will premiere next Monday, on September 8. More promos!