Laughter was a guarantee when Stephen Colbert announced a “Daily Show” reunion with Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver and more!
The former Comedy Central pack, which also included correspondents Ed Helms and Rob Corddry, stopped by Colbert’s “Late Show” on Tuesday.
The show kicked off with Stewart, 54, preparing a large and savoury sandwich with a side of marigolds (not radishes). Stewart ran to deliver the sandwich to an impatient Trevor Noah on a silver tray!
A bit later on in the show, Colbert reflected on his last day at the “Daily Show” offices in 2005 in a skit. “There comes a time when a man has to do something different,” a soul patch-wearing Colbert said while packing his belongings. “The same character, half an hour later, half a block away.”
Enter Bee, with a perm. “I can’t believe you’re leaving right in the middle of the George W. Bush administration,” she told Colbert. “There’s never going to be another president this good for comedy.”
The skit also featured appearances from Helms, Corddry and Stewart, plus Oliver as Steve Carell.
Returning to a more traditional format, Colbert and Stewart sat down to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s firing of F.B.I. director James Comey, as well as Bill O’Reilly’s recent dismissal from Fox.
The show ended with all the former “Daily Show” colleagues front and centre. “It looks like a morning show,” Colbert quipped.
Many of Stewart’s correspondents have since gone on to host their own successful programs. Bee hosts “Full Frontal”, Oliver leads the award-winning “Last Week Tonight” and, of course, there is “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
The show wrapped up with Colbert and his guests thanking Stewart for giving them their first real breaks. “This was what it was like to hang out backstage for years at the ‘Daily Show’,” said Colbert. “It was the greatest experience.”
You can watch “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global. You can also watch full episodes online.