Stephen Colbert begins his next chapter tonight when his Late Night debut airs at 11:35PM ET on CBS. Colbert's first episode will feature Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush and actor George Clooney. The musical guest will be New Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste and his entourage, Stay Human. The rest of the week will feature guests such as Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and musician Kendrick Lamar on Wednesday; and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday.
Colbert was tapped in April to assume the mantle of David Letterman following Letterman's 22-year tenure as Late Show host. Now, Colbert must convince viewers that there's more to him than the comedically insufferable Republican pundit of The Colbert Report. CBS has scheduled a free one-week trial of its CBS All Access streaming service to coincide with Colbert’s first week. Tonight, you can sign up for the trial to watch the first show live.