What do Bernie Sanders, Emily Blunt, TV on the Radio, and U.N. secretary general Ban Ki Moon have in common -- other than the obvious fact that they are all, indeed, human? Up until a couple of hours ago, pretty much nothing. Now, this: They will be guests on the second week of "Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
If the first week's guest list appears a little eclectic, the second week's guest list amounts to a manifesto: No matter what anyone says or thinks going forward, "Late Show" will absolutely, positively, unequivocally be different from the other late-night TV's shows. (If this lineup is representative.) This isn't just "eclectic," but verging on "encyclopedic," or at the very least "eccentric."
That's a good thing, by the way.
Here's week number two:
Monday, Sept. 14 Actress Emily Blunt; Justice Stephen Breyer; musical performance by The Dead Weather (n)
Tuesday, Sept. 15 Actor Jake Gyllenhaal; musical performance by Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio (n)
Wednesday, Sept. 16 Actor Kevin Spacey; TV legend Carol Burnett with comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer; musical performance by and interview with Willie Nelson (n)
Thursday, Sept. 17 Actress Naomi Watts; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (n)
Friday, Sept. 18 Actress Lupita Nyong-o; Senator Bernie Sanders; interview with and performance by -"An American in Paris" Christopher Wheeldon, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope (n)