CBS’ “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert will maintain one other reside election particular this 12 months on Showtime, Varietyhas confirmed.
Titled “Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020,” the show will begin at 11 p.m. ET on Election Day, Nov. 3. The particular will enable Colbert to present commercial-free commentary throughout election evening whereas CBS airs their very own information protection of the presidential election.
The company for the evening embody Charlamagne Tha God, Alex Wagner, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon. Charlamagne Tha God is presently a co-host of “The Breakfast Club” and has his personal discuss show on Comedy Central that’s mentioned to be launching later this 12 months. Wagner, Heilemann and McKinnon are the hosts of Showtime’s political docuseries, “The Circus.”
Colbert beforehand hosted a reside election particular on Showtime in 2016, known as “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh–?”
Colbert has been vocal on social media this election season, supporting the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris ticket and inspiring his followers to get out and vote. On Oct. 19, Colbert is internet hosting a virtual reception with Harris so as to elevate funds for his or her marketing campaign.
This 12 months’s particular will air and not using a reside viewers due to COVID-19 protocols, with the show as an alternative going down in Colbert’s “digital underground political bunker.” It is government produced by the workforce behind Colbert’s “The Late Show” in addition to Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart.