Jeb Bush to Appear on Stephen Colbert’s First ‘Late Show’

“My first GOP candidate!” CBS’ new late-night host says. “Luckily I do 200 shows a year, so I think I can fit them all”

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GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush is going to appear on Stephen Colbert’s first show as the host of CBS’ “The Late Show.”

will be on Sept. 8! My first GOP candidate! Luckily I do 200 shows a year, so I think I can fit them all,” the former Comedy Central star tweeted on Tuesday night.

Bush will join George Clooney and musical guest Kendrick Lamar for the premiere episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on CBS on Sept. 8.

“I wish I could have done better than George Clooney, but he’ll do for the first guest,” Colbert joked when he announced the Hollywood star would be appearing on the show.

Eager to get back to talking politics and the GOP race for the White House, Colbert revealed that until the show launches, he will be “#dryTrumping.”

He also explained during a panel at the Television Critics Association summer press tour why his “Colbert Report” persona won’t be making an appearance on the CBS late-night show.

“My character was actively ignorant about [guests],” Colbert said of his ultra-conservative alter-ego, which won him a couple of Emmys on Comedy Central. “One of the reasons I most wanted to drop the character is that I felt I had done everything I could do with him — or everything I could with that show — other than have my honest interest in the guest, which is almost constant.”

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” premieres Sept. 8 at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.