Jonesing for some political wit and wisdoms from Jon Stewart during the Republican National Convention? Your wish will be granted, albeit perhaps fleetingly.
Stephen Colbert will welcome his old friend to help launch coverage of the two parties’ presidential nominating conventions on The Late Show, EW has confirmed. (CBS declined to comment. The news was first reported by Vulture.)
The former Daily Show host will pop up on the July 18 edition of the CBS late-night talk show (of which he is an executive producer), but it is unclear in what capacity and in what location he will appear. Colbert is kicking off two weeks of live shows, the first coinciding with the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and the second running alongside the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia the following week. (The 11:35 p.m. live shows on the East Coast will be shown on the West Coast.)
The Late Show will have what’s being billed as an “on-site presence” at both conventions, but the broadcasts will based in Colbert’s studio in New York.
Stewart, who worked with Colbert on The Daily Show from 1999 to 2005 before hosting The Colbert Report, last appeared on The Late Show in December.