Elected to the United States Senate in 2012, Kaine was chosen as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 presidential race on June 22. A former missionary and civil rights attorney, Kaine has spent more than two decades in public service and is one of only 30 people to have served as a Mayor, Governor and Senator.
Having established himself through his satirical political punditry on “The Colbert Report,” Colbert has attempted to recapture that energy (and ratings) in his new perch on “The Late Show” during this year’s presidential race, with an increased focus on politics in recent months. The host has already revived his right-wing character (and his “identical twin cousin”) from the Comedy Central series, in addition to going live with “The Late Show” following the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. “The Late Show” will also go live after the upcoming Presidential Debates. In addition, CBS Corp’s subsidiary, Showtime, is courting Colbert to anchor a live election night special on the premium cable network.
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS. Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart are the executive producers.