Stephen Colbert lands George Clooney as 1st Late Show guest
Colbert teases Sept. 8 start date on Twitter
Stephen Colbert has landed one of Hollywood's biggest names as his first guest on CBS' Late Show this fall: George Clooney.
The late-night host proudly tweeted Friday that the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker will be his "first-ever" guest when he officially steps into David Letterman's recently vacated chair on September 8.
George Clooney will be my first-ever <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LSSC?src=hash">#LSSC</a> guest on September 8th! Could one of you let him know?—@StephenAtHome
Colbert's news arrived just hours after he helped his Comedy Central predecessor Jon Stewart bid an emotional farewell to The Daily Show Thursday night.
The late-night landscape has undergone a dramatic shift and prolonged transition period in recent years, with one generation of hosts – including Jay Leno, David Letterman and Stewart – stepping aside for a raft of younger faces, including Jimmy Fallon, Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel.