CBS' Colbert to do election night special on Showtime

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2015 file photo, Stephen Colbert attends the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center Hall of States in Washington. Showtime announced Monday, Oct. 17, that Colbert will host a live, one-hour Election Night special from the same Ed Sullivan Theater where the comic tapes the "Late Show" every night. Colbert's special will start at 11 p.m. ET. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK - CBS News will be in election night coverage mode on Nov. 8, but that won't stop Stephen Colbert from trying to find something funny about the day's events.

Showtime announced Monday that Colbert will host a live, one-hour election night special from the same Ed Sullivan Theater where the comic tapes the "Late Show" every night. He'll be on earlier, too: Colbert's special will start at 11 p.m. EST.

Colbert quipped that he'll have "all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime."

Showtime promised an eclectic group of guests, but wouldn't reveal any.


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