Posted on August 19, 2016
Stephen Colbert will host an election special on Showtime.
Stephen Colbert’s political presence will return on the most anticipated night of 2016. The beloved comedian will host a live comedy special for Showtime on election night: November 8, 2016. Colbert will broadcast the live special at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, where Late Show is generally taped. It is expected to air at 10 p.m. for one hour, but depending on the night’s developments, the cameras may keep rolling. The CEO of Showtime, David Nevins, made the announcement on the Television Critics Association Summer Press tour in August 2016. In the fall of 2015, Colbert moved from hosting The Colbert Report on Comedy Central to the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS. This transition made the comedian leave behind much of his political commentary. Nevins implied that there is interest on both sides. "Stephen wants to do it, I want to do it, the studio wants to do it. The thought is, to do a live special, Colbert unfettered,” said Nevins.