Stephen Colbert will kick off his career as host of the ‘Late Show’ on September 8 with first guests George Clooney and Republican White House hopeful Jeb Bush. But things will heat up on the show’s second night, when SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk will take stage with Colbert.
Some Tesla fans across reddit commented that it would be epic if Elon made his entrance driving a brand new Model X. That would certainly help the stock price recover from the drubbing it took in the past couple of weeks. Another comment archly suggested that if Musk is scheduled for September 9, his appearance might not actually take place until December or even early January of next year.
In happier news, Stephen Colbert has announced his first week’s worth of guests on The Late Show. pic.twitter.com/2UzsXqz5bg
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Following Elon’s guest appearance, Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber will drop in to chat with Colbert the very next night.
The guest list for the first week hints that Colbert will be inviting more creative and innovative personalities to share the stage with him. Colbert, a Tesla owner and long-time fan of Elon, is known to have a deep passion towards innovation. Having been a guest speaker at Google in the past, Colbert has a knack for reporting on technology. Here he is interviewing Elon Musk on the Colbert Report back in 2014.
Undoubtedly, Stephen Colbert will be trying to fill some pretty big shoes while making the show his own. His penchant for sharp political commentary may be muted a bit at first, but hopefully not for long.