It sounds like the set up to a joke, and it is, if the punch line is a jam-packed evening of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. There are a lot of guests to cover, so down to brass tacks!
Ms. Shriver is a Peabody-winning journalist and current anchor on NBC News. Her television work on both women’s issues and mental health issues is highly regarded, and she can prove it with her two Emmy awards for producing The Alzheimer’s Project, a four-part documentary series on HBO. She is also known for her connection to American political dynasties: she is both a Kennedy (yes, of the Kennedys) and one-time first lady of California through her former marriage to ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
A celebrated “clean comic,” Jim Gaffigan’s everyman style is a refreshing delight in a sea of foul-mouthed comics (many of whom are delightful themselves, but in the “turn down the volume so the kids don’t hear” kind of way). While he’s been joking in the stand-up circuit since 1991, you might recognize him as a day player or recurring guest on some of your favourite TV shows, such as Sex in the City, That 70s Show, Flight of the Conchords and Friends. Currently he writes, produces and stars in a comedy series loosely based on his life, The Jim Gaffigan Show, on TV Land.
Author, columnist and blogger, Mr. Sullivan has written for many high-esteemed publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine and The New Republic. Sullivan is known for his outspoken and libertarian views on American politics, mixing conservative government ideals with more liberal social policies – but knowing Colbert, he’ll probably have Sullivan play “guess the presidential candidate’s favourite dog breed” after having an open and honest discussion on serious political issues. He currently writes and runs his own blog, The Dish.
Archbishop of Miami and he’s got the neon pink pontifical vestments to prove it (probably not, but here’s hoping). He joins the Catholic Colbert tonight to talk theology or, if we’re lucky, play another game of “Trump or Colbert” (it should be a requirement of every guest).
The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus and The Choir of St. Jean Baptiste
The musical guests of tonight’s show are two choirs local to NYC. Why two choirs? Maybe a fierce hymn-off is planned, or a super-charged requiem. Whatever it is, here’s hoping it’s going to be massive.
That should catch you up! Be sure to tune in for tonight’s show to watch Stephen Colbert host these amazing people on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, airing 11:35 et/pt on Global!