Stephen Colbert will open big when he begins his run as host of CBS’ The Late Show on September 8, with guests George Clooney and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush – but his fans in the UAE won’t be able to see the historic TV moment.
Gone is David Letterman’s old “Late Show” sign atop the historic Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City (remember, it was torn down immediately following Dave’s last show?), and in its place is now Colbert’s name, face and slightly revised “Late Show” logo in bright lights.
Not content to disrupt the way we move from Point A to Point B, tech CEO’s Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick will be disrupting our late-night comedy in the coming weeks.
Per CBS, hip-hop heavy-hitter Kendrick Lamar is scheduled to perform on September 9. (Hopefully, that duo will play beer pong while doing Stupid Human Tricks.) Now it’s been announced that the September 9 show will feature Scarlett Johansson; Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Motors and SpaceX; and Kendrick Lamar (who, close observers will note, had previously been slotted into opening night).
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaking at a conference previous year.
– Friday: Comedian Amy Schumer; author Stephen King; interview with and musical performance by Troubled Waters.