The premiere of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert is roughly a month away, and Colbert has stayed in fighting/hosting shape with a lunchtime video series that saw him staying in touch with the common man and arguing with Neil deGrasse Tyson over Klondike bars. Confident in his interviewing skills even in the more earnest setting of the Late Show, we all moved on to wondering who would be the first person(s) to sit across from Colbert’s new desk.
There were several contenders this summer as Colbert “stumped” for Donald Trump and fawned over a dreamy Charlie Rose in one of his promos. Colbert also paid tribute to Toby Keith’s patriotism in June, and even promised Mitt Romney pancakes (and maybe first dibs?).
But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Colbert has decided that humanitarian and trophy husband George Clooney will be his first guest. He made the announcement on Twitter, asking his Colbert Nation expats to let Clooney know about the upcoming interview.
The inaugural interview will air on September 8, when Colbert’s Late Show reign officially begins. If Colbert is still looking for Hollywood-friendly topics, we suggest discussing Clooney’s video series in which he gave tours of his bathroom, or his recent return to his old ER hairdo for the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!.