10:42am PT by Philiana Ng
Stephen Colbert Sets One-Hour Special With Paul McCartney
Stephen Colbert is expanding his Comedy Central program for Paul McCartney.
The Colbert Report — normally a half-hour program — will air a one-hour episode on Wednesday, June 12, from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT. The supersized episode will feature an interview with the Beatles member and songs currently performed on the singer's current Out There tour.
This marks McCartney's first musical appearance on the late-night satirical news program. McCartney first appeared on The Colbert Report back in January 2009 for the "Better Know a Beatle" segment.
“I think this McCartney kid’s got something special and I’m gonna put him on the map!” jokes Colbert.
This is the second time The Colbert Report has expanded its program to a full hour. The first hourlong special came in September 2011 when The Colbert Report spotlighted Radiohead.