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Talk-show Tango Sept. 21-25: Does it get any better than Donald Trump and Mel Brooks?

Talk-show Tango Sept. 21-25: Does it get any better than Donald Trump and Mel Brooks?Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulls his hair back to show that it is not a toupee while speaking during a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real. He told 1,800 people in South Carolina Thursday: "It's my hair ... I swear." (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Fortunately, they’re not on the same late-night talk show or even the same night, but still. Both will be hilarious, though for very different reasons.

Very few repeats this week, happy to say. Credit politics and the fall TV season, which begins its onslaught this week. More on that right here, but about this week’s talk shows …


The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (11:35 p.m. ET on Global, CBS)

Monday: NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Senator Ted Cruz, Don Henley

Tuesday: Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Raury

Wednesday: Hugh Jackman and founder of the Global Poverty Project Hugh Evans, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Pearl Jam

Thursday: Andrew Sullivan, activist Maria Shriver, Jim Gaffigan, Archbishop Thomas Wenski, YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus and the Choir of St. Jean Baptiste

Friday: Nobel Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Kerry Washington (Scandal), The Arcs

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (11:30 p.m. ET on Comedy)

Monday-Thursday: tba

Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (11:35 p.m. ET on NBC)

Monday: Ryan Reynolds, Carly Fiorina, Shawn Mendes

Tuesday: Anne Hathaway, Anthony Anderson, A Great Big World

Wednesday: James Spader, Andrew Rannells, Brian Regan

Thursday: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Chris Hardwick, Big Grams with The Roots

Friday: Fred Savage, Walk the Moon

Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35 p.m. ET on ABC, midnight on Comedy)

Monday: Bill O’Reilly, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy (The Muppet Show), Robin Thicke

Tuesday: Kerry Washington (Scandal), Lea Michele (Scream Queens), Travis Scott

Wednesday: Don Johnson (Blood & Oil), James Taylor

Thursday: Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder), Dave Salmoni, Jill Scott

Friday: John Stamos (Grandfathered), Jake Tapper, Cold War Kids (R)

@Midnight with Chris Hardwick (midnight, MuchMusic)

Monday: John Hodgman, Ron Funches, Jessica Lowe

Tuesday: Doug Benson, Justin Willman, Ron Funches

Wednesday: Ron Funches, Jesse Joyce

Thursday: Ron Funches, Chris D’Elia, Yassir Lester

Late Late Show with James Corden (12:35 a.m. ET on CBS)

Monday: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Leona Lewis

Tuesday: Kristen Schaal (Last Man on Earth), Royal Blood

Wednesday: Brit Marling, Kunal Nayyar, Fifth Harmony

Thursday: Mel Brooks

Friday: (R)

Conan (12:30 p.m. ET on MuchMusic, 1:36 a.m. ET on CTV)

Monday: Fred Armisen, Chrissie Hynde (Reckless: My Life as a Pretender), Circa Waves (Young Chaser)

Tuesday: Sharon Osbourne (The Talk), Donald Glover (The Martian), Calegb Synan

Wednesday: Tim Allen (Last Man Standing), Ta’Rhonda Jones (Empire), Gary Clark Jr. (The Story of Sonny Boy Slim)

Thursday: Billy Gardell (Mike & Molly), Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth), Kurt Vile (b’lieve i’m goinn down)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (12:35 a.m. ET on NBC, CTV)

Monday: Wesley Snipes (The Player), Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat), Martha Stewart, Stephen Perkins

Tuesday: Governor John Kasich, Michael Irvin, George Ezra

Wednesday: Will Forte (Last Man on Earth), Natasha Lyonne

Thursday: Anne Hathaway, Ben McKenzie, Francis Garcia & Sal Basille

Friday: Tina Fey, Nick Jonas (R)

Real Time with Bill Maher (10 p.m. ET on HBO Canada)

Friday: tba

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