For only the second time in its history, the Colbert Report on Comedy Central will expand from 30 minutes to an hour as it features an extended interview and performance by Paul McCartney.
The only other time the show has gone the full hour was in September 2011 for an appearance by Radiohead. The McCartney show will air next Wednesday, June 12, from 11:30pm to 12:30am with re-airings the next day. It is expected that McCartney will perform live.
Colbert, staying in character, said “I think this McCartney kid’s got something special and I’m gonna put him on the map!” McCartney previously appeared on the show in a cameo in January of 2009.