Stephen Colbert, host of NBC’s “The Late Show,” is bringing “The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses” to the program next week.
The symphony will appear alongside guests Sarah Silverman (comedian) and Elijah Wood (actor) on Tuesday, October 13. It is currently on tour in the United States and Europe through 2016, and features music from upcoming game The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, coming to Nintendo 3DS on October 23, just one week after The Late Show appearance. There are also pieces from other games in the Zelda series, of course: A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, The Wind Waker, Link’s Awakening, and Majora’s Mask.
This isn’t the first video game-related guest Colbert has hosted—he’s also interviewed YouTube Let’s Player and personality PewDiePie and game critic Anita Sarkeesian (on “The Colbert Report”). Just last week he sat down with Sean Murray, the developer of No Man’s Sky, an open world space-traveling game. No Man’s Sky still doesn’t have a launch date, but Colbert had fun naming his own aliens and planet in the demo—”Colbert Prime,” “Colbison,” “Molebert,” “Codbert” and the “Colbertasaurus.”
While “The Late Show” host might not be a gamer in the traditional sense, he’s certainly a geek, as evidenced by his extensive knowledge of the Lord of the Rings.