Stephen Colbert Returning To Host Kennedy Center Honors

Patrick Hipes
Deadline

CBS’ Late Show host Stephen Colbert will return to host the 39th annual Kennedy Center Honors, which will air this year December 27 on CBS. It will mark the third consecutive year for Colbert to emcee the event. This year’s honorees are Al Pacino, Martha Argerich, Mavis Staples and James Taylor and Eagles.

The event tapes December 4. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are executive producers of the special for a second year in a row.

Before hosting the Kennedy Center show in 2014, Colbert appeared at the honors during a 2011 tribute to Yo-Yo Ma.

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