Let’s check who’s in and who’s out of the summer late night lineup this week. During 4th of July week, all the late night hosts were vacationing. This week, they’re starting to trickle back into work. The NBC boys, Jimmy F. and Seth, are off all week along with James Corden on CBS. So that gives us new shows in late night from Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Conan and the Comedy Central 11pm hour shows.
Here’s some highlights for the upcoming week. On Tuesday, in a “non-comedy, but something for the sports fan” highlight, Peyton Manning will be sitting down with Jimmy Kimmel. Perhaps the QB, who won’t seem to go away, will have some news on what’s next in his post-NFL career. I mean other than Papa John’s commercials. And if you’re into tabloid-type politics, the Morning Joe political It Couple, Joe & Mika, will be talking to Stephen Colbert about their harrowing ordeal of having the President tweet mean things about them.
On Wednesday, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert will be a comedy powerhouse with three top comedians making up the entire guest list. Check the complete listings below to see who’s on Colbert’s couch. Wednesday also features the comedy magic team of Penn & Teller both participating on @midnight. How are they going to pull this magic trick off!?
And also on Wednesday, one of our favorite comedians Jackie Kashian will be performing on Conan. This will be Jackie’s third appearance for Team Coco. Besides her stand up, Jackie Kashian also hosts two popular podcasts, “The Dork Forest” and “The Jackie and Laurie Show“, the latter, she hosts with Laurie Kilmartin.
Thursday is a reunion of former Daily Show correspondents when Rob Corddry visits Stephen Colbert on the Late Show. Also on Thursday, Conan keeps the stand up performances coming this week with an appearance from D.J. Demers. On Friday, it looks like Stephen Colbert is trying something new during the summer. Friday will be a Late Show “Best of the Week” episode with Colbert recording a fresh open and monologue to introduce the show full of clips from this week.