The first Democratic presidential debates are slated to air next Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27. To mark the occasion, CBS, NBC, and Comedy Central all have live late-night coverage planned. (A whopping 20 candidates are participating in the debates, split up into two groups, “purple” and “orange,” so prepare yourself now.) Stephen Colbert’s, Seth Meyers’s, and Trevor Noah’s shows will air live episodes after each of the two nights; their most recent live political-coverage episodes included last year’s midterm elections and Donald Trump’s State of the Union address back in February. Ahead of next week’s avalanche of debate news, we created a handy guide to what you can expect from each show, below.
First Democratic debate: Wednesday, June 26
11:00 p.m.: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) with FiveThirtyEight senior writer Perry Bacon Jr.
11:35 p.m.: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS) with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and musical guest Incubus.
Second Democratic debate: Thursday, June 27
11:00 p.m.: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central) with former governor of Vermont, former Democratic presidential candidate, and former DNC chair Howard Dean.
11:35 p.m.: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS) with former New Jersey governor Chris Christie and the Skimm co-founders Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg.
12:35 a.m.: Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC) with Kate McKinnon and Rep. Pramila Jayapal.