Fans of newly-appointed Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste may remember his band’s show-stopping performance of “Express Yourself” on The Colbert Report back in 2014, which caused a mini-parade in the streets of New York.
In the clip below, you can watch Batiste lead the entire audience onto the street outside of the studio for an impromptu dance party. Colbert joins in on the fun, with the crowd chanting his name as he dances his way to a commercial break.
While Colbert’s next late night gig may still be a few months away, a look back on the performance gives fans a little something to look forward to as we prepare for this “match made in heaven.”
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:35 p.m.