Colbert is preparing to kick off a week of live shows to coincide with the Republican National Convention, and Entertainment Weekly reported Stewart will make a special appearance during one of the broadcasts.
Colbert and Stewart previously collaborated when Stewart was the host of “The Daily Show” and Colbert a correspondent. After Colbert got his own Comedy Central show, “The Colbert Report,” he and Stewart would sometimes pop up on each other’s programs.
Colbert famously gave Stewart a heartfelt and hilarious send off when he left “The Daily Show” last year. Stewart now serves as an executive producer on “The Late Show.”
Colbert will air live July 18 through July 21 at 11:35 p.m. ET during the RNC in Cleveland. He will return with another run of live shows July 25 through July 28 during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Colbert’s coverage of both conventions will air taped on the West Coast.
He will host each night live from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, where he and his guests will react to the day’s events in Cleveland and Philadelphia. The show will have an on-site presence at both conventions.
Both conventions will no doubt provide plenty of comedic fodder. Donald Trump has secured more than enough delegates to win the Republican Party’s nomination, but dissent in the ranks could possibly lead to a surprise challenger emerging at the zero hour.