Our most desired Colbert guests

Our most desired Colbert guests

So far, Stephen Colbert has had an amazing roster of guests walk across his stage. With the parade of politicians, musicians, social advocates and even a Nobel Prize winner, what more could we ask for?

Apparently a lot.

Here in no particular order are some guests that would be hilarious, insightful or heartwarming (or any combination of) to see on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!

Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 8:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on December 8, 2014 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama's third appearance on "The Colbert Report" that will broadcast its final show on Dec. 18. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talks to television personality Stephen Colbert during a taping of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

The first lady was on the show last night and seemed to have a good time – maybe at the dinner table it will come up. Though Barack and Stephen aren’t strangers – President Obama had appeared on The Colbert Report – the real Stephen Colbert has yet to interact with the 44th President of the United States on camera. Hopefully they’re chummy – and what a delight that would be!

David Letterman

US President Barack Obama and David Letterman speak during a break in the taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on September 18, 2012 in New York, New York.   AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)
David Letterman. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

There’s probably a perfectly apt analogy for this – like driving dad’s old Buick that he gave to you while he sits in the passenger seat. Or like when George Bush Sr. visited George W. Bush in the Oval Office. Long time fans of The Late Show might swoon to see ol’ Davey boy give Stephen a good hardy pat on the back.

Hillary Clinton 

MANCHESTER, NH - SEPTEMBER 19:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raises her arms stands on stage during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention at the Verizon Wireless Center on September 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Challenger for the democratic vote Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been gaining ground on Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire.  (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

“The road to the Whitehouse goes past my desk,” Stephen said last August. With presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush having chatted with Stephen on The Late Show, Hillary needs to step up her game, and share he political platform with Colbert’s audience. Stephen himself said last night that she is the candidate he is most looking forward to having on his show. Plus, if Stephen gets two more presidential candidates on his show, he gets a free six-inch submarine sandwich the next time he goes to his local sub shop.

Jimmy Fallon

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27:  Host of NBC's 'The Tonight Show', Jimmy Fallon (C) joins Madame Tussauds to debut five unique, brand new, never before seen wax figures of the television host at Madame Tussauds New York on March 27, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)
Jimmy Fallon with wax figures of Jimmy Fallon. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York) 

Stephen’s late night rival, Jimmy Fallon, could come on and give Stephen a perspective of what it’s like to host an inferior talk show. A mere pipe dream though, as they both tape their shows at the exact same time. Maybe they could swap and host each other’s shows, and Jimmy Fallon can test out what it’s like to laugh into the camera over at CBS.

Tig Notaro

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22:  Comedian Tig Notaro performs on stage at the Keep It Clean To Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance Live Earth Day Comedy Benefit on April 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Waterkeeper Alliance)
Comedian Tig Notaro. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Waterkeeper Alliance)

This extremely hilarious stand-up would be, well, extremely hilarious! Her recent battle with cancer has been inspirational for those within and out of the stand-up scene. Her story is powerful – and if there’s anything we know Colbert doesn’t shy away from in terms of guests, it’s inspirational and powerful. Notaro’s dark, understated style contrasting with Colbert’s chipper-but-sarcastic attitude would blend together for what we can only imagine to be a heartfelt but hysterical segment.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

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Tina Fey (left) and Amy Poehler. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Because any excuse to see these two appear in front of a camera together, as themselves or characters, is good enough! Having a great interviewer like Colbert around to fan the flames could only make the already explosive energy and intellect spark brighter… right?

Steve Carell

onstage at Comedy Central's Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education at the Beacon Theatre on October 2, 2010 in New York City.
Steve Carell (right) and Stephen Colbert. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Old friends from Stephen’s stand-up days, when these two get together things get wacky. It wouldn’t matter what they talk about, the resulting conversation would be entertaining as heck!

Margaret Atwood or Drake

Canadian Margaret Atwood speaks after receiving the Prince of Asturias Award Laureate for Letters from Spain's Prince Felipe during a ceremony at the Campoamor Theater in the northern spanish city of Oviedo, 24 October 2008. AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE. (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)
Margaret Atwood. (Photo by LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

There has been little Canadian representation on The Late Show so far (in fact, tonight’s guest Ellen Page will be the first Canadian on the show!). Either novelist Margaret Atwood or musician Drake would represent our country well – and provide intellectually stimulating conversation (which goes without saying for Ms. Atwood, and that Drake boy is very clever and apparently quite famous)!

Chances that these wonderful people will be on the show? Some high, some low, but there certainly are plenty of other wonderful people to see – including tonight! Be sure to tune in for Ellen Page, Jesse Eisenberg and Dominic Wilcox, airing 11:35 et/pt on Global!


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