EPISODE NUMBER: Season 1, Episode 1 (Tuesday, September 8, 2015) GUESTS:George Clooney | Jeb Bush | Mavis Staples SPECIAL GUEST(S): Jon Stewart | Buddy Guy | Derek Trucks | Ben Folds | Brittany Howard | Aloe Blacc | Susan Tedeschi | Paul Janeway | Zach Condon | Kyle Resnick | Ben Lanz STAFF CAMEO(S): Bryan Dinello (as the Doorman) BAND: Eddie Barbash | Louis Cato | Joe Saylor | Michael Thurber THEME SONG: “Humanism” by Jon Batiste and Stay Human SEGMENTS: Play Ball | Welcome to The Late Show OR The Mentalist | Stephen’s Tribute to David Letterman | Introducing The New Ed Sullivan Theater | All You Can Trump Buffet | George Clooney | Jeb Bush | Mavis Staples and Friends – “Everyday People” | Late Night Locker Room SUIT REPORT: Blue Suit | White Shirt | Maroon Patterned Tie
Welcome to ‘Better Know a Guest’, your weekly guide to the wonderful and diverse array of personalities appearing on ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ each week.
Hi there Hubsters! This week is the beginning of John Oliver’s run as host of ‘The Daily Show’ while Jon is off filming ‘Rosewater’. So I’m pretty excited for what John has in store for us. If you have any ideas about how John will start his run of the show, please comment below! (Personally, I’m hoping for a Battle Royale fight between the correspondents for who gets to host.) Also this week we’ve got an epic special featuring Paul McCartney on Wednesday, while earlier in the week former guests Dan Savage and Fareed Zakaria show up. So let’s get to our guide!
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EPISODE NUMBER: 9038 (December 13, 2012) GUESTS:Sister Simone Campbell SPECIAL GUESTS: Jeff Tweedy | Mavis Staples | Sean Lennon | Hugh Bonneville | Jim Carter | Rob James-Collier SEGMENTS: Hurricane Sandy Mega Concert | Uncensored – Breaking Abbey | Colbert Super PAC – The Ham Rove Memorial Fund | Sign Off – Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | Blue shirt | Red/white striped tie VIDEOS:Thursday, December 13, 2012
HUGE SHOW FOR THE END OF A HUGE YEAR!
“I’m not looking ahead to the break, I’ve already started…That is not a prop”
Joy to Report, for next week’s shows! Let fans receive his song. Let every ear prepare to hear, Let every ear prepare to hear. For Stephen and guests will sing. For Stephen and guests will sing. Let STE-E-EPHEN and his guests sing!
Yes, Hubsters, we’re getting a week filled with music—and more. We Jews probably won’t be blessed enough to have Mr. Colbert rock a couple of verses of “Dreidel, Dreidel,” although there IS one guest who should probably pick something a little more Kosher. (Keep in mind, I realize that NO ONE can actually “rock” “Dreidel.”) But I’m no Scrooge, so no complaints here about what should be yet another extraordinary and special group of episodes. And not only has a schedule of visitors been posted, but the song each particular person/group of people will perform.
This should be the last week of shows prior to the holiday break–and it’s ending with a favorite of mine, a non-religious song composed by one of my idols.