The Late Show with Stephen Colbert returns with stellar list of guests

The host is back and ready to chat with politicians.
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Stephen Colbert was MIA for the last week of June and the first week of July, but he's back just in time to cover the presidential race. The host is known for his willingness to delve into political topics on the air, and the guest list for his next week of shows suggests that he will continue to do just that.

Colbert will be joined by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday, July 10. Whitmer has been named as a possible presidential candidate as of late, so it will be fascinating to see what Colbert has to say, especially on the heels of the recent debate.

Colbert will interview CNN journalist Jake Tapper

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert during Monday's March 30, 2020 show. Photo: Best Possible Screen Grab/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

The political coverage will continue on Thursday, July 11, as Colbert will welcome CNN journalist Jake Tapper to discuss the current state of news coverage as it applies to President Joe Biden and Donald Trump. Tapper last appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert back in 2022.

Of course, Colbert isn't going to stay in political mode for the entirety of the week. The host will have a number of celebrity guests on as well, including Serena Williams, Andrew McCarthy and Martha Stewart.

The Late Show will also bring on veteran celebrities

Martha Stewart
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Andrew McCarthy recently directed the documentary Brats, about the group of young actors in the 1980s known as the Brat Pack. McCarthy was one of the actors, and so it's safe to assume that him and Colbert will wax poetic on the era-defining ensemble.

Martha Stewart, meanwhile, has been incurring backlash online for her decision to remodel her living room. Fans called Stewart's living room "stuffy," and the businesswoman responded by saying that the living room is still a work in progress. She elaborated via Instagram:

"Making a house, a home, or a room a beautiful livable space takes a lot more than three hours. Of course there will be color, plants, mirrors, a new rug or two."

Given the virality of the living room post, we're willing to bet that Colbert will get down to the bottom of this silly exchange.

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