Bachmann will appear on Leno

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a favorite of late-night comedians, will make her own late-night appearance next Friday on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." 

Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart said the appearance has been in the works for a number of months and was originally scheduled for this week, but was rescheduled after President Obama called a joint session of Congress to deliver a jobs address. 

Stewart said NBC had reached out to the campaign with the idea of having the presidential candidate on the show. 

Bachmann, like most of the candidates, has been the subject of many a Leno joke in the past. In June, Leno did a segment poking fun at Bachmann's struggles to find a theme song. Singer Tom Petty had objected after Bachmann used his song "American Girl" at a campaign event.

Bachmann's scheduled appearance was first reported by The Associated Press.