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‘Late Show’ Second Week: Willie Nelson,’Broad City,’ Bernie Sanders

Stephen Colbert will also bring Dead Weather, Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio to Ed Sullivan Theatre

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Willie Nelson, the 'Broad City' duo, Bernie Sanders, Dead Weather and Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio highlight Stephen Colbert's second week

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Stephen Colbert continues to map out his opening weeks at the helm of the Late Show as Willie Nelson, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson of Broad City, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders and the Dead Weather will all visit the refurbished Ed Sullivan Theatre for Colbert’s second week. Run the Jewels will perform with TV on the Radio on September 15th, while the next night will feature an interview and performance by Nelson along with the Broad City duo teaming with comedy legend Carol Burnett, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Late Show‘s second week spotlights the wide spectrum of guests that Colbert hopes sets his late-night program apart from the competition: There are political figures (Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon), unlikely collaborations (Run the Jewels with TV on the Radio, Burnett with Broad City), Hollywood stars (Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt, Lupita Nyong’o) and even an interview and performance with the cast of the Broadway revival An American in Paris.

The Dead Weather’s Late Show visit will mark the Jack White-led band’s first performance in five years; their last live show was for an August 4th, 2010 episode of Late Show With David Letterman. Colbert and White have a long history, with Colbert shooting a 2011 episode of The Colbert Report from the rocker’s Third Man Records in Nashville.

As previously announced, Colbert’s first Late Show week, which kicks off September 8th, will feature guests George Clooney, Amy Schumer, Scarlett Johansson, Stephen King, Tesla Motors/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Jeb Bush and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

On the musical side, Kendrick Lamar will be Colbert’s debut musical guest, followed by Toby Keith, Paul Simon cover band Troubled Waters and, of course, his new bandleader Jon Batiste with Stay Human.


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