Colbert to host real-time election night special
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Stephen ColbertStephen Tyrone ColbertObama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' Literary group to honor Obama Obama criticizes Trump on pandemic response: 'It's not rocket science' MORE will react in real-time to election results as they come in on Nov. 3 as part of a live TV special.

The CBS "Late Show" host is heading to Showtime for the one-hour special that comes with a protracted title: "Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020: Democracy's Last Stand: Building Back America Great Again Better 2020."

“It’s going to be a great night although my therapist has reminded me America has to WANT to change,” Colbert, a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE on his late-night show, said in a Monday statement from the premium cable network announcing the special.


The TV spectacle will air "live from Colbert's virtual underground political bunker" and without a studio audience due to measures related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Colbert, 56, will be "reacting in real-time to election results as the state-by-state returns come in," Showtime said, and will interview guests including Charlamagne Tha God and "The Circus" hosts Alex Wagner, John Heilemann and Mark McKinnon.

It's not the first project that has seen Colbert pair up with Showtime. His animated satire, "Our Cartoon President," which he co-executive produces, airs on the network. Colbert also hosted a 2016 election night special for Showtime.