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Stephen Colbert is rolling out the big guns for the first week of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert shows. There's Scarlett Johansson! Amy Schumer! George Clooney! The CEO of Uber? Yes, it looks like Colbert will be keeping some of his flavor from The Colbert Report with a mixed bag of guests including politicians, celebrities, authors and other powerful figures. Take a look at the breakdown by night below:
Tuesday, Sept. 8 (The first show!)
Guests: George Clooney, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, a musical performance by Jon Batiste and Stay Human with special guests.
Wednesday, Sept. 9
Guests: Scarlett Johansson, SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, and an interview with and musical performance by Kendrick Lamar.
Thursday, Sept. 10
Guests: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and a musical performance by Toby Keith.
Friday, Sept. 11
Guests: Amy Schumer, author Stephen King, and an interview with and musical performance by Troubled Waters.
The Thursday show seems a little sparse, but in Colbert we trust.
Earlier this summer at CBS's portion of TCA, Colbert discussed Donald Trump and his desire to bust out the Trump jokes. He expressed hope that Trump will be kicking around until his show premiered and guess what? Donald Trump is still alive as a Republican presidential candidate.
"I want to do jokes on Donald Trump so badly, and I have no venue! So right now I'm just dry-Trumping," he told the crowd of reporters. "I just want to say that every little boy grows up believing that they could be President of the United States, and I'm so happy that that little boy is Donald Trump. I just hope he's taking his vitamins. Please stay healthy until I get on the air. Don't do anything dangerous, don't ride any motorcycles because every night I light a candle and pray that he stays in the race, and I also pray that no body puts that candle near his hair."
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert premieres Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.