The relationship between David Letterman and Paul Shaffer as late night host and bandleader was one that lasted over many decades, which is why many have been awaiting the revelation of Stephen Colbert’s Late Night bandleader with bated breath.
Well, wait no more: he’s here and his name is Jon Batiste.
Batiste was revealed as the bandleader for Late Show with Stephen Colbert today (June 4). The show premieres on CBS on Sept. 8.
“His music makes the audience feel so good, we may have to install a ‘Do Not Make Love’ sign,” Colbert said in a press statement.