Just a day after both The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show were shut out of the Emmy awards, it’s been announced that former Daily Show host (and Emmy winner) Jon Stewart will appear on The Late Show to give his old buddy Stephen Colbert a hand. Stewart (who also co-produces The Late Show) will be there on Monday as Colbert kicks off his two weeks of live coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
It’s not clear exactly what Stewart’s role will be, although we have to imagine that there are a lot of people hoping that they’ll just give him a desk and some graphics and let him do what he does best. Others are speculating that Stewart might be a correspondent, reporting live from Cleveland, which might be a fun reversal. If that’s the case, we’ll definitely find out sooner than later, as Stewart’s presence at the convention would immediately be all over Twitter.
Stephen Colbert is really pulling out all the stops for this RNC coverage, clearly hoping that a deep dive into politics will help his fledgling ratings and get viewers excited about The Late Show. In addition to Stewart, other guests that have already been announced include: Elizabeth Warren, Anthony Wiener, Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Oliver.