Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) and Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) are among the real-life political leaders set to appear as guests on the upcoming season of “Tooning Out the News.”
The third season of the Emmy Award-nominated satire, executive produced by “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert, will make its debut on Comedy Central on Oct. 5 after “The Daily Show.” The series, produced by CBS Studios, had previously been part of the lineup on Paramount+.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and veteran journalist Bob Woodward are also slated to appear on the politics and news spoof, ITK can exclusively reveal.
In addition to the animated cast of news anchors and talking heads, the comedy will include a roster of living and breathing contributors. The latest season will feature CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, PBS “Firing Line” host Margaret Hoover and New York Times columnist Charles Blow.
“I am so excited that Comedy Central is the new home of ‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News,’” Colbert said in a statement, adding that he looks “forward to CNN trying to fire my anchors before learning it airs on a completely different network.”
—Updated at 3:10 p.m.