Stephen Colbert is hosting a Daily Show reunion.

Stephen Colbert Is Hosting a Daily Show Reunion to Celebrate 20 Years in Late Night

Stephen Colbert Is Hosting a Daily Show Reunion to Celebrate 20 Years in Late Night

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May 4 2017 12:01 AM

Stephen Colbert Is Hosting a Daily Show Reunion to Celebrate 20 Years in Late Night

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Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Jon Stewart, Ed Helms and Samantha Bee at the Comedy Central Emmy after party in 2005.

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Assuming he survives #FireColbert, Stephen Colbert will host a mini-reunion of Daily Show alums on May 9 to celebrate twenty years in late night television, Deadline reports. Samantha Bee, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, John Oliver, and Jon Stewart will all drop by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a special episode featuring the people who helped America stay sane during the Bush years. Since leaving The Daily Show, Bee, Oliver, and Colbert have recreated its model of Weekend-Update-style news on other networks, Corddry and Helms have moved into movies, and Stewart grew a beard. (He’s also developing shows for HBO.)

The missing name from classic-era Daily Show is Steve Carrell, who used to debate Colbert in a recurring segment called “Even Stevphen,” but perhaps he’ll be a surprise guest. Check out their inimitable chemistry (and gigantic jackets) in this legendary medical marijuana debate:

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Colbert says this is his 20th anniversary on late night television—he was on The Daily Show from 1997 until 2005—but it’s only true if you limit “late night” to “late night talk shows.” America should never forget the seven glorious weeks in the spring of 1996 when Colbert and Carrell delighted the country on The Dana Carvey Show, which, while technically sketch comedy, should probably still count. Here are Colbert and Carrell in “Waiters Who Are Nauseated by Food”: