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Stephen Colbert and John Oliver will hang out during The Late Show’s DNC live show

(Photo: CBS/Getty Images)
(Photo: CBS/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert will be broadcasting The Late Show live during upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions, and now CBS has announced who will be staying up past their bedtimes (we assume) to join him. Colbert’s guests during the RNC will include President Obama’s anger translator Keegan-Michael Key, fictional president Tony Goldwyn, Bernie supporters Jenny Lewis and her band Nice As Fuck, and loud people Lewis Black and Billy Eichner. During the DNC, Colbert will play host to Aaron Sorkin characters Allison Janney and Jeff Daniels, wannabe public official Anthony Weiner, actual public official Elizabeth Warren, and perspective-haver Doris Kearns Goodwin. The aforementioned Black will not be the only Daily Show alum stopping by, as Colbert’s former cohort John Oliver will appear July 27.

While Colbert will broadcast from New York, there will also be people from The Late Show actually filing from Cleveland and Philadelphia. Colbert has deemed the RNC, “The 2016 Trumpublican Donational Coventrump—Starring Donald Trump as the Republican Party* *May Contain Traces of Republican.” Meanwhile the DNC, in his parlance, is “The 2016 Democratic National Convincing—A Technically Historic Event: Death. Taxes. Hillary.”

Here’s the full list of guests for the RNC and DNC shows:

Monday, July 18: Zoe Saldana; Jennifer Saunders; author Ron Suskind

Tuesday, July 19: Keegan-Michael Key; musical performance by Jenny Lewis and NAF

Wednesday, July 20: Tony Goldwyn; Kathryn Hahn; Lewis Black

Thursday, July 21: Senator Elizabeth Warren; Billy Eichner; musical performance by Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs


Monday, July 25: Allison Janney; former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner; musical performance by Ryan Adams

Tuesday, July 26: Jeff Daniels; comedian Bassem Youssef; musical performance by Aurora

Wednesday, July 27: John Oliver; Jai Courtney; Charlamagne Tha God

Thursday, July 28: Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Eric Andre


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