Stephen Colbert told the Showtime audience to “hold on” because the presidential election is still in balance.
Host of Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: The Last Place in Democracy: Building Great America Back for a Better 2020 oversee a somewhat chaotic live show with Zoom guests, a live spot on CBS News and a five-minute version of Our cartoon president titled “Rise of the Election Knights.”
The Late Show The host joked that the host could have one more season if President Donald Trump wins another four years.
“I’m very happy to be on Showtime, [but] god sh * t, this is a weird f * cking vote, ”he said at the beginning of the show, which lasted an hour and 15 minutes on the premium cable network.
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The show opens with Our cartoon president segments, including a naked Bill Barr and the fight between Trump and Joe Biden. “You lose, Joe,” said the cartoon president. “What happened to our democracy?” replied former vice president. “I am immune,” Trump added.
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Colbert oversaw a call the states were called to Biden and Trump before going live on CBS News and The Most Election Night Panel 2020 featuring Bryan Cranston, Method Man, RuPaul, and Ethan Hawke (all are short).
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Showtime host Circus, Alex Wagner, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon, followed by Arcade Fire live performances and Colbert’s heartfelt ending. He admitted that he was exhausted from the past four years.
“It’s really a good thing we don’t know who won,” he said. “We all stay up late wondering if tomorrow morning we will get to the president we pleaded for.”
The special is broadcast live from her office at the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan and is performed by Colbert’s. The Late Show The team and moderators were produced by Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart.