Stephen Colbert Tries to Make Sense of Election Outcome as Live Results Roll In

Stephen Colbert Tries to Make Sense of Election Outcome as Live Results Roll In

SHOWTIME has released images and the live stream of the opening monologue from Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale: Who's Going To Clean Up This Sh*t? Featuring the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning late night host Stephen Colbert, the live election night special is currently airing on SHOWTIME, Showtime ANYTIME and the Showtime streaming service. Additional photos and videos will be distributed later this evening.

Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale: Who's Going To Clean Up This Sh*t? features appearances by Oscar® and Emmy nominee Jeff Goldblum, Grammy® nominee Katy Perry, Emmy nominee Larry Wilmore, Emmy winner Patton Oswalt, Tony® winner Laura Benanti, actor Nick Offerman, comedian Jena Friedman and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God. Grammy Award nominee Elle King is sitting in with Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste and his band Stay Human. Colbert is also being joined by esteemed political experts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (managing editors of BLOOMBERG POLITICS and co-hosts of the nightly political show "With All Due Respect"), from the Showtime campaign documentary series THE CIRCUS.

Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale: Who's Going To Clean Up This Sh*t? is a partnership between THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and SHOWTIME, currently airing live from The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Stephen Colbert, Chris Licht, Tom Purcell and Jon Stewart are the executive producers.

To watch and share the opening monologue, go to: http://s.sho.com/ColbertMonologueLive.

Watch the animated cold open below:

At the close of the show, Colbert attempted to sum up what viewers have experienced over the last several months, including the stunning results of the election:




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