Add The Daily Show to the list of late night television shows that will be airing live episodes following Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s presidential debates. The much-anticipated debate is predicted to pull in record rating numbers, making post-game analysis of what happens a desirable gig.
Host Trevor Noah will continue the program’s “Democalypse 2016” election coverage following the inaugural debate on Sept. 26 and next face-off on Oct. 19. Comedy Central has opted to carry a live Daily Show episode after the vice presidential debates between candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence on Oct. 4, as well.
As they did during the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, the network will air the first act of the live episodes via Facebook. The Daily Show is slated to begin the live telecasts at their usual 11 p.m. timeslot, which is 30 minutes after the debates are scheduled to end. Then again the way this election cycle has gone, predicting what time the two candidates will be done throwing haymakers at each other in the center of the ring could be an act of futility.
The Daily Show joins The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Real Time With Bill Maher, and Late Night With Seth Meyers in the post-debate live episode space.
(Via Entertainment Weekly)