Stephen Colbert books Carol Burnett, Bernie Sanders for second week of ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert’s guest list for his show’s second week is pretty impressive.

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Based on its guest list, “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” is shaping up to be a lot like "Charlie Rose,” but with more jokes. 

As previously announced, Jeb Bush, George Clooney, Elon Musk and others will stop by during Colbert’s premiere week, which begins Sept. 8.

On Tuesday, CBS unveiled the lineup for the host’s second week of broadcasts, and it continues the pattern of substantive Hollywood stars mixed with newsmakers. 

Colbert is set to welcome actors Naomi Watts, Emily Blunt, Kevin Spacey and Lupita Nyong’o, as well as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. (No Ruth Bader Ginsburg yet, but we’re sure it’s only a matter of time.)


The guest list also includes an offering for comedy fans in the form of a joint appearance by Carol Burnett and the stars of “Broad City," Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Broadway enthusiasts will also be delighted by a visit from Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope of the Tony-nominated musical “An American in Paris.”

Here’s the complete lineup for the week of Sept. 14:

Monday, Sept. 14: Actress Emily Blunt; Justice Stephen Breyer; musical performance by the Dead Weather 

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; musical performance by Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio 


Wednesday, Sept. 16: Actor Kevin Spacey; Carol Burnett with comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer; musical performance by and interview with Willie Nelson 

Thursday, Sept. 17: Actress Naomi Watts; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon 

Friday, Sept. 18: Actress Lupita Nyong’o; Sen. Bernie Sanders; interview with and performance by “An American in Paris’” Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope 

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