Stephen Colbert ups the number of political figures for second week of The Late Show

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will turn its focus in a more political direction during its second week. Although Colbert is already set to host Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on its debut episode, the rest of its first week is rounded out with actors and business executives. Week 2, on the other hand, features a variety of political figure, bringing us back to Colbert’s roots.

Justice Stephen Breyer will be the first member of the U.S. Supreme Court to visit The Late Show. He’ll appear on the Sept. 14 episode. On Sept. 17, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon will stop by, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential hopeful, will close out week 2 with Colbert on Sept. 18.

Prior to The Late Show, politics was Colbert’s bread and butter on The Colbert Report. Of course, with Colbert playing a character on the satire program, we expect his interaction with political guests — and with guests in general — to be much different on his new show. Week 2 should be a great chance for fans to learn to separate Colbert as himself from Colbert as his former TV persona.

In addition to Breyer, Ki-Moon, and Sanders, Colbert’s second week will include several other big names. Actors Lupita Nyong’o, Emily Blunt, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Naomi Watts will all appear. Musical guests will include The Dead Weather, Willie Nelson, and Run The Jewels with TV On The Radio.

With the start of Colbert’s run on The Late Show coming up fast, test show tapings have already begun. The show’s official Twitter account reached out to fans Monday to let them know how to get tickets.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert debuts on Sept. 8.

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