It’s hard to believe the big day is finally (almost) here. No, we’re not talking about Christmas, or American Thanksgiving or even a long weekend. We’re talking about the most anticipated election of… well since we can ever remember actually.
After more than a year of trading insults and political barbs (not to mention often irate tweets), the American election is finally here and the United States will either have their first female president (Hillary Clinton) or their first reality star president (Donald Trump). Either way, it’s going to be a pretty big circus.
So, what better ring leader to follow on the actual day than one of the best satirical commentators of our time: Stephen Colbert?
The Late Show host is doubling down on the historic event with a live Showtime/The Movie Network event starting Tuesday night at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. No word on whether he’ll reprise his “Hungry For Power Games” persona and don the blue wig again or if he’ll react with a more straight and narrow approach.
What we do know is that he’s coming at us live, with actual real-time reactions as the results begin to roll in. And because he’s going to be on cable — NOT network TV — he’s going to be allowed to do some things that he typically couldn’t do on his CBS show (which is preempted Tuesday night for other election coverage). Like take off his pants or swear or smoke pot to take the edge off.
Basically, it’s going to be live election coverage like we’ve never seen before, which is pretty appropriate given all the craziness from both the Republicans and the Democrats recently.
Colbert is obviously no stranger to the political happenings in the States over the past few months — not only has he taken every opportunity possible to comment on it during his late night show, but he’s also taken it upon himself to tape his own videos and use social media to relay his messages when his show wasn’t on the air.
So we can’t wait to see what he does with this platform on Tuesday night. Especially since, at this point, we really have no idea what’s going to happen with our neighbours to the south come Wednesday morning.