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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Live again on an election night, Stephen Colbert finds happier results for Team Not Trump

Live again on an election night, Stephen Colbert finds happier results for Team Not Trump

The last time Stephen Colbert tried a live election night show, it had stark repercussions for the nation.

As Colbert watched with increasing horror, decreasing wit and a glass of bourbon by his side, he realized that the nation was defying the pre-election polls to elect as its 45th president reality-TV personality and NYC real-estate developer Donald Trump, a person Colbert clearly viewed as good for jokes and not much else.

“This one is a nail biter and a passport grabber,” Colbert said at the time. “It feels like we’re trying to avoid the...

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