With His First Week of Guests, Stephen Colbert Is Already Going for an Interesting Mix

Stars like Clooney alongside CEOs like Musk

From celebrities to politicians to startup CEOs, Stephen Colbert is packing his first week of Late Show with an eclectic mix of guests.

As we've previously reported, Colbert's first guest for his debut show on Sept. 8 is George Clooney. GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush will also appear on Day 1, along with a musical performance by Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

On Wednesday, actress Scarlett Johansson and SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be Colbert's guests, followed by another hot startup name on Thursday: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.

Comedian Amy Schumer and author Stephen King will be on Friday's show, as well as an interview with and musical performance by Troubled Waters. Grammy winners Kendrick Lamar and Toby Keith will also perform during the first week—Lamar on Wednesday and Keith on Thursday.

While Musk and Kalanick are superstars in their own worlds, adding them to the first week of programs shows Colbert and company are willing to go beyond the traditional Hollywood-centric late-night guest list.