Jon Stewart announces date of his final Daily Show broadcast

Jon Stewart has confirmed the date he will step down as host of The Daily Show.

His final show will air Thursday 6th August. He made the announcement during the taping of Monday night’s programme.

He told viewers “I will be wearing a suit… I will more than likely be showered”.

Comedian Trevor Noah takes over as Daily Show host later this year. The premiere date for his tenure is yet to be confirmed.

The Hollywood Reporter – “Jon Stewart Announces Date of His Final ‘Daily Show'”

Guests for Letterman’s final Late Show episodes announced

David LettermanA star-studded lineup of guests has been announced by CBS today for the final 28 episodes of the Late Show With David Letterman starting tonight, 13th April.

Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Michael J. Fox, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Kevin James, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer Mumford and Sons and Tom Waits will all make appearances.

The official press release from CBS:


David Letterman, the longest-running host in late night history at 33 years, will begin his final 28 broadcasts of the LATE SHOW tonight, with a star-studded lineup of entertainment guests making their final appearances with him. As previously announced, his final LATE SHOW broadcast is Wednesday, May 20 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Some of the biggest names in entertainment will make their final appearances with Letterman over the next six weeks, including George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jack Hanna, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Keaton, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Don Rickles, Julia Roberts, Ray Romano, Paul Rudd, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, Howard Stern, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, The Avett Brothers and Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Mumford and Sons, Ralph Stanley and Amos Lee, and many more names to be announced in the coming weeks.

Guests confirmed for the week of April 13 include Sarah Jessica Parker, 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth and music guests Asleep at the Wheel (April 13); Billy Crystal, THE TALK co-host Julie Chen, and country music artist and “50th Academy of Country Music Awards” nominee Chris Stapleton (April 14); Michael J. Fox, actress Amy Sedaris and musical guests Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell (April 15); Kevin James, comedian Tom Dreesen, and musical guest Tracy Chapman (April 16); and Alec Baldwin and musical guest John Mayer (April 17).

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan and Rob Burnett are the executive producers. Jerry Foley is the director.


A complete lineup hasn’t been fully announced yet as there are some surprise guests expected before Letterman closes up as host of the Late Show on Wednesday 20th May.

Keep an eye on our US Guest Listings section for the latest guest bookings.

James Corden broadcasts from a stranger’s house

James Corden tried out a risky experiment on Thursday night’s show – he broadcast the entire show from somebody’s house in the local neighbourhood.

Corden knocked on a couple of doors before he arrived at Tommy’s house who agreed, along with his housemates, that The Late Late Show could invade their home and broadcast that night’s episode from their living room.

Guests on the programme were Jeff Goldblum and Beck, and Rick Schwartz from San Diego Zoo with some of his animal friends.

They even managed to get a comedy bit in during this special show – Corden played Hide And Seek with Beck, Jeff, Reggie and Tommy:

The animal segment was complete gold as well:

Tommy couldn’t believe his luck with Beck’s performance in his house either:

Tommy’s Aussie housemate Jessica posted on Twitter she couldn’t believe what had just happened:

As it’s Los Angeles where everyone is famous (or is trying to be famous) it turns out Tommy is a filmmaker having directed Ella Enchanted starring Anne Hathaway, his housemate Luke is a photographer and his Aussie housemate Jessica is an actress.

Corden and the crew did an amazing job with this episode – it worked brilliantly.