As if watching “The Colbert Report” is not reason enough to watch already, know this: The man is about to bring on board a major dose of music royalty for a special one-hour edition of the late-night show.
On June 12 (which is precisely a week from today), Sir Paul McCartney is going to stop by for a very special one-hour edition, where he will perform songs on his current “Out There” tour, presumably discuss his career, and so much more. Is it a little unusual that a music giant would appear on what is effectively a political satire show? Sure, but Colbert has a long love for music and is an accomplished singer in his own right. This is also the second time that Colbert has extended his show to an hour in order to accommodate a musical guest, as he has also done the same for Radiohead in the past.
In a full statement on the subject, here is what the comedian had to say (in a tongue-and-cheek manner, of course) about bringing Sir Paul on board:
“I think this McCartney kid’s got something special and I’m gonna put him on the map!”
The only thing that would make this even more amazing in our eyes is if McCartney would be gracious enough to allow Stephen to take part in one of his songs, and we’re sure that he would, given the extra amount of time handed to him.
What do you think about this idea, and would this be the first “Colbert Report” that you would watch is you’re not already an avid fan? We want to hear your thoughts below! Also, be sure to check out the link here if you want to check out some other highlights from Colbert’s show as of late.
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