Stephen Colbert talks live "Late Show" during political conventions

Colbert gears up for conventions

Stephen Colbert is gearing up to broadcast two weeks of live shows during the Republican and Democratic conventions.

"The most exciting thing about at least the Republican week for me is that... this is the first time in my adult lifetime I don't know what's going to happen over the week of the convention, because they're so choreographed most of the time," Colbert said Friday on "CBS This Morning."

Colbert referenced the recent confusion over Tim Tebow's possible role. The former football star hadn't been on the official announcement but had been confirmed by the GOP to be a speaker. Then Tebow released a video on social media Thursday denying the claim.

"I just got back from the Philippines, and I wake up this morning to find out that I'm speaking at the Republican National Convention," Tebow said. "It's amazing how fast rumors fly, and that's exactly what it is: a rumor."

"So I'd like to announce right now, Tim Tebow will be my guest Thursday night," Colbert joked. "Tim, good morning. If you just found out, surprise!"

Among Colbert's guest lineup for the upcoming weeks will be Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who will react to Donald Trump's speech Thursday night.

"I think she'll be passionate about it. Again, I think it will be a vacation for me," Colbert said. "'Aaaand Elizabeth Warren, go!'"

Colbert would not confirm rumors that former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart may also make a guest appearance.

"When we released Jon into the wild, we put a tracking collar on him. And we get pings from it every so often but we don't know whether maybe he's rubbed it off against a tree. You never know at this point. You never know at this point. But I have hope," Colbert said.

Asked whether Colbert would be interviewing anyone from the Trump family, he said, "Sure, all of them."

"I'm willing to announce that," Colbert said, grinning.

"That's what I love about this week, is that the Republican convention, you don't actually know what's going to happen because they don't know what's going to happen. It's like the RNC is in a quantum state," Colbert said. "If you don't look at it, anything can happen. But as soon as you announce something's going to happen, it evaporates."


What: Republican National Convention

CBSN election coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET

→ Where: Cleveland, Ohio

→ When: "CBS This Morning" will broadcast live each day from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and "CBS Evening News" will air from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET live each night of the convention