"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert first appeared on "The Daily Show" on June 26, 1997. On Tuesday, to celebrate the passing of (nearly) 20 years since that fateful day, he gathered several familiar faces from the Comedy Central staple's glory days and dedicated his entire show to a reunion.
Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry all visited the CBS home of the former "Daily Show" correspondent and "Colbert Report" host. The reunion began with a sketch (below) depicting Colbert's final day at "The Daily Show" in 2005, complete with comically (in)accurate period wear and Oliver playing an unavailable Steve Carell.
The real meat of the reunion, however, was Colbert's one-on-one interview with Stewart and the ensuing extended sit-down with the whole group. In addition to reminiscing about their time on "The Daily Show," Colbert and his former colleagues swapped memories of their more extreme field pieces and showed a few clips. Highlights include Helms getting a mole removed in his debut, Oliver breaking his nose during a Civil War reenactment, and Colbert describing how he once had to flee the Klu Klux Klan.
“This was what it was like to hang out backstage for years at 'The Daily Show,'" Colbert said. "It was the greatest experience."
Check out the full sit-down between Helms, former Stern Show guests Colbert, Stewart, Oliver, and Corddry, and Bee, a.k.a. JD Harmeyer's recently revealed Twitter pal (below).
Check out Colbert's August 2015 appearance on the Stern Show, during which he showed off his Rolling Stones karaoke skills.