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George Clooney/Governor Jeb Bush/Mavis Staples & Friends 

Stephen Colbert succeeds David Letterman as "Late Show" host, with his first guests George Clooney and Governor Jeb Bush. Also: Mavis Staples performs with various additional guests; Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human debut as the house band.

Director:

Jim Hoskinson

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Stephen Colbert ... Himself - Host
George Clooney ... Himself
Jeb Bush ... Himself (as Governor Jeb Bush)
Mavis Staples ... Herself - Musical Guest
Jonathan Batiste ... Himself - Musical Director (as Jon Batiste)
Stay Human ... Themselves - House Band
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aloe Blacc ... Himself - Musical Support
Zach Condon ... Himself - Musical Support
Jimmy Fallon ... Himself - Special Appearance
Ben Folds ... Himself - Musical Support
Buddy Guy ... Himself - Musical Support
Brittany Howard ... Herself - Musical Support
Benjamin Lanz ... Himself - Musical Support
Kyle Resnick ... Himself - Musical Support
Susan Tedeschi ... Herself - Musical Support
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Storyline

Stephen Colbert succeeds David Letterman as "Late Show" host, with his first guests George Clooney and Governor Jeb Bush. Also: Mavis Staples performs with various additional guests; Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human debut as the house band.

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Genres:

Comedy | Talk-Show

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spartina Productions See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert's former boss on The Daily Show, appears in the opening of the first show as an umpire. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[Stephen Colbert sings the national anthem at various locations around the United States, joined by everyday people; at the beginning and end, he is at a Little League game in Central Park, flanked by an umpire and a coach]
Jon Stewart: [removing umpire's mask and walking offscreen] Play ball!
Stephen Colbert: [looking at umpire] ... Hey!
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Connections

References The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Performed by Stephen Colbert
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