Jon Stewart will make another on-air appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” part of a growing frenzy of activity by TV’s late night programs around the coming Democratic and Republican conventions.
Stewart is expected to be involved with the show’s Monday broadcast in some fashion, according to people familiar with the situation, though his screen time will not be significant. This would mark Stewart’s second appearance on Colbert’s program. He also turned up briefly in the opening segment of Colbert’s debut episode. Stewart is an executive producer on the late-night series.
Stewart has also turned on briefly on Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” program on Turner’s TBS, suggesting that he’s kept in touch with various staffers from his landmark tenure on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Will he make appearances with other former “Daily Show” staff? Larry Wilmore’s “Nightly Show” on Comedy Central and John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” on HBO would likely be happy to have him.
The former “Daily Show” anchor is just one of many special elements being served to wee-hours viewers over the next two weeks as several late-night programs move quickly to play off the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Colbert will hold forth live on “Late Show” to discuss the latest happenings at both events. Seth Meyers will go live this Thursday after the end of the Republican convention. Bill Maher will offer half-hour versions of his “Real Time” on HBO during two days over each of the next two weeks.
As for Stewart’s old roost? “Daily Show” is transporting dozens of staffers to Cleveland and Philadelphia, where Trevor Noah will hold forth. The show’s current staff of correspondents will be on the ground at both locations, and content related to the proceedings will be made available on both Snapchat and Amazon’s Alexa.
News of Stewart’s expected appearance was reported previously by Vulture and CNN.