Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Are Getting the Band Back Together

Starting Monday, we'll get the political coverage we deserve

By Kirk Miller

 
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15 July 2016

For once, there’s actually some good news about the election:

Jon Stewart’s coming back. And he’s headed to the RNC. (We think.)

On Monday, the former Daily Show host will join his old pal Stephen Colbert on the latter’s Late Show as part of ongoing coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

The RNC kicks off Monday in Cleveland. A CBS rep declined to comment when asked exactly what Stewart will be doing for his friend’s show (which he helps produce and has occasionally appeared on); the hope is he’ll be reporting from the convention itself, but he may also serve as an in-studio commentator.

Interestingly enough, over at Stewart’s old stomping grounds, things are also looking up on the political spectrum. While The Daily Show (now with host Trevor Noah) was just passed over for Emmy consideration for the first time in 15 years — and has a rather weak record on intelligent political coverage — the show just announced rather ambitious plans to cover both conventions, including on-the-ground reporting and an actual, circus-like sideshow at each event.

Meanwhile, also appearing on Colbert’s show during the conventions: Elizabeth Warren, Anthony Weiner and John Oliver.

Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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