We will confess to being big fans of "The Colbert Report." As hardcore "Daily Show" watchers since the (obviously inferior) Craig Kilborn days, we weren't sure we had time for another half hour of fake news — particularly fake news delivered as a satire of cable news show hosts we don't actually watch. But Colbert, we'll confess, has completely won us over; the guy is an almost frighteningly versatile comedian; we would have never thought the cable-host schtick would hold up, but we're pretty addicted, we'll confess.
Anyway, because Colbert himself is so compelling, we often forget the show has guests too ... but not next week. Because, according to Colbert Nation, the official/unofficial/official site for the show, next week's guests will include Martin Short, Ken Jennings, Toby Keith and ... Bill Simmons!
We're not sure which day it is next week — when new episodes begin airing again — but we are full expecting Simmons and Colbert to get together to put Isiah Thomas on notice. Also, a bunch of people on reality shows we've never heard of. Oh, and something involving the Eastern Seaboard.
Colbert Nation [Official Site]
(UPDATE: Looks like he'll be on Thursday, September 14.)