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!
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!
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.
“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.
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.
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
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?
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
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!