Stephen Colbert announces first Late Show guest

Stephen Colbert will entertain actor George Clooney on his first Late Show with Stephen Colbert when the new show debuts on September 8th.  Colbert announced the news on Twitter.

On Thursday, Colbert appeared on Jon Stewart’s last-ever Daily Show to deliver a heartfelt thank you to the man who helped propel his career.  Colbert’s unscripted remarks brought Stewart to tears.

Click here to watch Stephen and Jon together for the final time on the Daily Show.

Last night’s Daily Show continued a transformative year for late night television.  David Letterman vacated CBS’s Late Show on May 20th. Five months earlier, Craig Ferguson bowed out from CBS’s Late Late Show to be replaced by another European comedian, James CordenColbert will take over hosting duties at New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater on September 8th.

Colbert completed his own run on Comedy Central in December.  His former time slot has since been occupied by Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show.  Next month, Colbert will complete a generational change of network late night hosts, joining NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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