NEW YORK, September, 24, 2007 — After beating Stephen Colbert for this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program, Tony Bennett will set foot into “Colbert Nation.” Bennett will perform with his band and sit down with Colbert to discuss his tome The Ultimate American Songbook on “The Colbert Report” on Wednesday, September 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Tony Bennett’s performance marks the first time a full band has appeared on “The Colbert Report.” Other musicians who have performed on the show include Peter Frampton, Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Toby Keith, Barry Manilow and Willie Nelson.
Repeat episodes air Monday-Thursday at 1:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Friday at 8:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT). “The Colbert Report” airs regularly Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. following “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
Guests who Colbert has “nailed” in the past include: Barry Manilow, Tim Robbins, Eliot Spitzer, Deepak Chopra, Randy Newman, Frank Rich, Toby Keith, Neil Young, Jane Fonda, Tom Brokaw, Madeleine Albright, Jesse Jackson, Arianna Huffington, Bill Kristol, Ron Paul, Mike Huckabee, Salman Rushdie, Maureen Dowd, Jim Leher, Rev. Al Sharpton, Willie Nelson, George Lucas, Katie Couric, Sean Penn and Michael Moore.