Stephen Colbert teased an upcoming Daily Show reunion during The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night and on Wednesday he and CBS revealed more details on the forthcoming alumni gathering planned for The Late Show. It will bring alumni of “The Best F#@king News Team Ever” back together for a special episode on May 9th.
As Deadline reports, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart, and intrepid former correspondents Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms and Rob Corddry will all appear on the Late Show. The episode is timed to coincide with Colbert’s 20th anniversary in late-night TV.
Since this iteration of Daily Show alum departed Comedy Central, they’ve continued to dominate late night TV with their incisive humor and political satire, via Colbert’s show, Bee’s Full Frontal With Samantha Bee on TBS and Oliver’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver on HBO. Since Stewart’s retirement from the Daily Show in August 2015, he has been working on new projects with HBO, and Helms and Corddry have continued their acting careers.
Stewart has teamed up with his former colleague several times on The Late Show. In late February, he emerged from underneath Colbert’s desk and addressed the contentious relationship between Trump and the media, and he also recently mocked Trump about his string of executive orders on the show.
Colbert was a Daily Show correspondent from 1997 to 2005 before starring in the spinoff show The Colbert Report. He began hosting the Late Show after David Letterman retired in 2015.