Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will appear on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Monday night, CBS announced.
While it is Emanuel’s first time on the show since Colbert took over after David Letterman, the pseudo-Republican comedian and Chicago’s mayor are not strangers.
Emanuel, who in 2007 reportedly told lawmakers to avoid Colbert’s show when he was the House Democratic Caucus chairman, will be joined by musical guest Jaunes.
Emanuel, still while working for the White House, said he was “scared” of Colbert in a roast.
“I’m not alone,” Emanuel said at the time. “My colleagues in Congress, political operatives, the top minds in Washington, even some of the people in this room — we’re all scared of Stephen Colbert... We’re scared of Stephen Colbert in the same way Sarah Palin is scared of a geography bee.”
He added that “underneath the Republican character you see on TV, there’s still a good man, there’s still hope for him.”
The schedule released by CBS announcing Emanuel’s visit does not make any mention of what might be discussed on the show.