Making fun of Republicans? Not ‘Tonight.’

Comedian Mo Rocca and a Tonight Show with Jay Leno crew will hit the streets of Minneapolis July 12 to film a segment for the late-night talk show.

The segment will be filmed along Nicollet Mall, in the Warehouse District and around the Chain of Lakes, as well as in several locations in St. Paul. The show is coming to the Twin Cities because it is the site for the 2008 Republican National Convention. It will also film in Denver, the site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The segment will feature Rocca talking with local residents about what to see and do in Minneapolis and St. Paul, how they are preparing for the election and their thoughts on the politicians who will be in the cities during the upcoming convention. He’ll also interview Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak as he commutes to work on his bike and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman as he plays the bagpipes.

The segment will air in September.