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Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale: Who's Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? (2016)

Stephen Colbert hosts a live special on the night of the U.S. presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Jim Hoskinson

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Jay Katsir (head writer), Opus Moreschi (head writer) | 20 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Stephen Colbert ... Himself - Host
Mark Halperin ... Himself
John Heilemann ... Himself
Jeff Goldblum ... Himself
Elle King ... Herself - Performer
Jonathan Batiste ... Himself - Musical Director (as Jon Batiste)
Stay Human ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Laura Benanti ... Melania Trump
Jena Friedman ... Herself
Charlamagne Tha God ... Himself
Nick Offerman ... Himself
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Stephen Colbert hosts a live special on the night of the U.S. presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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Official Sites:

Showtime

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale: Who's Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Stephen Colbert called this special the hardest show he ever had to do. About two hours of material relating to Hillary Clinton's expected victory, including made-up commercials, were cut once it was cear that Clinton was most likely going to lose. Unable to go to commercial or use the made-up commercials, Colbert had to do the whole live show for an openly sobbing "audience of the condemned," as he said. See more »

Quotes

Stephen Colbert - Host: [learning that Donald Trump is on the verge of 270 electoral votes to win the Presidency] I can't put a happy face on that. And that's my job.
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Connections

Spun-off from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

America's Sweetheart
Written by Elle King and Martin Johnson
Performed by Elle King, Jonathan Batiste and Stay Human
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awful
10 June 2017 | by elicedrto-01498See all my reviews

But, this special did not get off the ground for me. Some of the bits seemed rehashed, some of the phrasings recycled and it seemed like at one or two points, he lost his way in the material and had to circle back around. There weren't the memorable bits that hit you like a comedy asteroid that each of his earlier specials delivered. I don't think the crowd felt the pull his stand up usually DEMANDS! This didn't have the weight or the force of his previous work. It was a disappointment. really bad


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