Jon Stewart's run on The Daily Show was an absolute powerhouse in its heyday. Now, the same team that helped bring in nearly 20 Emmy Awards for the Comedy Central hit are getting together once again, thanks to Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. Here's what we know so far regarding the massive reunion coming to CBS' The Late Show, which is sure to be one epic night of television.
On Tuesday, May 9th -- for one night only -- The Late Show With Stephen Colbert will be bringing back a bulk of The Daily Show's former cast to discuss comedy...and presumably politics. The announced list of guests include the former host of The Daily Show and current Late Show executive producer Jon Stewart, as well as some past correspondents who have each gone on to excellent careers: Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry. That group, as you may have realized while reading, has generated quite a bit of star power since the talk show's beginnings in 1996. The lineup, while missing a few notable names, comprises some of the longest-lasting and most noteworthy correspondents in Daily Show history.
I'm sure many fans of The Daily Show would've loved to see an appearance from former correspondents like Steve Carrell, whose stint on the show was just as long, if not longer, than some of those other names. While only the names in the second paragraph were confirmed, I wouldn't be surprised if the show brought in a few surprise appearances from guys like Carrell or perhaps Josh Gad and Olivia Munn could somehow wiggle their way onto set, if only momentarily. Ultimately, it seems as though the people selected all shared a time-frame for their gigs on the series. The only exception would be John Oliver, who joined the series after Colbert's departure in 2005.
As far as other connections beyond The Daily Show, both John Oliver and Samantha Bee have been running shows similar in political tone to the award-winning news program -- Last Week Tonight and Full Frontal, respectively. Oliver and Ballers' Rob Corddry are both on HBO, which has been working with Jon Stewart to produce an animated program we still have yet to see. Stewart was also a driving force behind Colbert's former Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, so as you can see, it's a pretty tight-knit group. It will be interesting to see what happens when they all get together come Tuesday night. Perhaps Stephen Colbert could see a little more controversy thrown his way? If so, he'll probably take it just as well as he did the first time around.
Be sure to tune in for The Daily Show reunion on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, May 9th at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS. If that's well past your bedtime, set your DVR and visit our summer premiere guide to see what else is good to record during the week. If you're set on sticking to your old standbys, be sure they aren't on their way out the door by visiting our renewal guide.