This past weekend’s SNL offered a sobering reaction to Donald Trump’s presidential win, a concept the series has continually taken flack for helping to normalize. Now, it seems Alec Baldwin will retire his version of the Republican billionaire, also claiming that NBC denies SNL the ability to officially endorse either political party.
If nothing else, the events of 2016 have gone to show us just how wrong presumptions can be, whether potentially hilarious presidential bids, or century-long baseball curses. Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver learned both the hard way, recalling past Daily Show clips in which he’d made catastrophically bad taunts in hindsight.
We’re all going to let the expeletives fly on Election Night 2016, regardless of the outcome, and no one is more excited than Stephen Colbert. After years of keeping it cable and broadcast-appropriate, the Late Show host is exercising all the profanity he can muster in new TV spots for the live Showtime election special.
If there’s a silver lining to the 2016 election, it might be that late-night hosts are at the top of their game. If there’s two, our tolerance for booze has gone way, way up. Thankfully Stephen Colbert will help us combine both, live on November 8, as Showtime released the first uncensored tease for Colbert’s live election night special.