Trevor Noah will welcome two actors, an NBA player and a journalist this week on The Daily Show.
The Daily Show will begin a new season this week, marking one year since Trevor Noah succeeded Jon Stewart as host of the Comedy Central program. The show will continue covering the presidential campaign with only 36 days until Election Day, including a live episode following the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Oct. 3, while the second presidential debate will take place this Sunday night. Noah will dissect the debate between Tim Kaine and Mike Pence with Vox.com Editor-in-Chief Ezra Klein, while the rest of the week will include men from the worlds of sports and entertainment.
On Monday, Noah will interview actor James Marsden, who stars in HBO’s new hit series Westworld, which debuted Sunday night as the network’s highest-rated premiere in nearly three years, matching the first season of True Detective with 3.3 million viewers across two airings and on its streaming service. Marsden most recently appeared on The Tonight Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he sang about his on-screen characters’ inability to “get the girl” to the tune of Kenny Rogers’ “Lady,” citing his roles in The Notebook and the X-Men franchise.
Noah will be joined by Klein on Tuesday evening. The 32-year-old liberal blogger and columnist formerly worked for the Washington Post, Bloomberg News and The American Prospect, before leaving to join Vox Media to oversee their news website, Vox. He’s also been a frequent presence on MSNBC.
Actor-director Mark Duplass will pay the show a visit on Wednesday to promote his new film Blue Jay, which he wrote and stars in opposite Sarah Paulson. The pair play high school sweethearts who reconnect when they return to their hometown. The romantic comedy will get a limited release in theaters starting Oct. 7, before opening through video on demand on October 11. It marks the first of four films under he and his brother Jay Duplass’ deal with Netflix. Their previous efforts include The Puffy Chair, Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
Lastly, Thursday’s episode will feature the New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony. His team’s first preseason game will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4 against the Houston Rockets. The pressure is on this season for the veteran player with the addition of Derrick Rose, a former MVP with the Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah and Courtney Lee, in addition to Kristaps Porzingis. Anthony retired from international basketball this summer after winning his third Olympic gold medal, and becoming the leading scorer in U.S. Olympic basketball history. He’s also made an effort in recent months to be more vocal about social issues such as gun violence, police brutality and racial tension in the U.S., including during an appearance at the ESPYS alongside LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade, which he’s likely to discuss during his time on The Daily Show.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. on Comedy Central.