The mini reunion will air Tuesday, May 9 (11:35/10:35c), with Colbert welcoming his former Comedy Central colleagues Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry for a “special night of comedy and conversation,” CBS announced on Wednesday. (Gee, I wonder what — or who — they might have to talk about? Hmmm…)
Colbert was a Daily Show correspondent from 1997 to 2005, and remains tight with his former boss Stewart, who’s an executive producer of Colbert’s Late Show and appears on the show from time to time. Bee, Oliver, Helms and Corddry all served as correspondents alongside Colbert, with Bee (TBS’ Full Frontal) and Oliver (HBO’s Last Week Tonight) currently hosting political-news comedy shows of their own.
(As great as this reunion sounds, we have to ask: Where’s Steve Carell?? It won’t be a true Daily Show reunion without both halves of Even Stevphen in the house.)
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