Stephen Colbert is getting the old gang back together: “The Late Show” host announced Wednesday that “Daily Show” alums Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry will reunite on his show next week.
The episode, which CBS says will feature a “special evening of comedy and conversation,” will air next Tuesday. The announcement comes as Colbert is weathering a backlash over a joke Monday about Donald Trump and Vladimir that some consider homophobic — a backlash he declined to discuss on the air Tuesday.
Stewart has appeared on “The Late Show” multiple times since leaving “The Daily Show” in 2015. The running gag in the show is that he’s become a Mountain Man who’s grown out his beard and lives in a cabin in the woods, often hanging out with “conservative Stephen Colbert.”
Both Oliver and Bee have moved on to hosting their own shows. Both “Last Week Tonight” and “Full Frontal” take inspiration from “The Daily Show” but have utilized Oliver and Bee’s personalities and unique points of view to stand out.
Helms and Corddry have moved on to successful film and TV careers. Helms is most well-known for “The Hangover” films, while Corddry has made a name for himself on cult shows like “Ballers” and “Children’s Hospital.”
All five previously reunited on Stewart’s “Daily Show” farewell, along with the majority of the correspondents from the show’s history.