On Tuesday's 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' the 'Daily Show' alums reunited to remember Colbert's last day on the Comedy Central late-night show
The Avengers of late-night reunited.
Stephen Colbert staged an epic Daily Show reunion on Tuesday’s Late Show, welcoming Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Rob Corddry, and Ed Helms to the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.
In the full segment, seen above, Colbert flashed back to 2005 for his last day at The Daily Show. As he packed up his lucky Steve Carell mug and tangerine iBook, Bee walked in, shocked her colleague was leaving during George W. Bush’s presidency.
“There’s never gonna be another president this good for comedy,” she joked. “I mean, this guy does something ridiculous at least once a month. I know there’s one thing for sure — there’s no scenario under which I will ever say, ‘God, I wish George W. Bush was president.'”
Ahead of the reunion, the show and Bee teased an “epic” team huddle, where they cheered the reunion with a GIF in one tweet; in another their faces replace those of Marvel’s superheroes — the Full Frontal host, though, envisioned it another way.
The special episode, which featured the former Daily Show stars sitting down for an interview as well, was tied to the upcoming 20th anniversary of Colbert joining the Comedy Central series.
All five of the former Daily Show correspondents have found success post-Daily Show. Colbert spun his alter-ego off to The Colbert Report, before then taking over The Late Show from David Letterman. Bee and Oliver have launched their own popular weekly late-night series, while Helms starred in The Office and The Hangover trilogy, and Corddry counts Hot Tub Time Machine and Ballers among his credits.
The Late Show airs weeknights on CBS at 11:35 p.m ET.