Drew Brees gearing up for Letterman, Colbert show appearances

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions in New Orleans.

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Detroit Lions in New Orleans.

After spending all season watching him accumulate passing yardage and throw touchdowns, fans can now see Saints quarterback Drew Brees crack some jokes on national television this week.

He’s scheduled to be a guest Wednesday on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” which airs at 10:35 p.m. central time. This is the fourth time Brees will be a guest of Letterman’s.

Others guests Wednesday are actor/author B.J. Novak and the musical act Against Me!, and NBA Commissioner David Stern will present a Top Ten list.

Then, on Thursday, Brees is set to appear on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” Hosted by comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert, the show airs at 10 p.m. central time. Brees is one of several NFL personalities scheduled to appear this week, which is leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII between Denver and Seattle on Sunday.

Update: Brees on Friday will also be on “Live! With Kelly and Michael.” That show, hosted by Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa, airs at 9 a.m. in New Orleans on WWL-TV, the local CBS affiliate.