Patton Oswalt And Friends Will Help Turn Stephen Colbert’s Election Special Into A Censor’s Nightmare

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Though former Daily Show host Jon Stewart helped Stephen Colbert’s Late Show ring in its final pre-election episode on Monday, chances are he won’t be around for his ex-correspondent’s live Showtime special. Judging by the special guests identified by the program’s latest press release, however, Stewart’s absence won’t be too noticeable. Especially when the like of Patton Oswalt, Katy Perry and Jeff Goldblum do whatever the Showtime censors (or lack thereof) will allow to help distinguish Colbert’s live show late Tuesday night.

According to Variety, Oswalt, Perry and Goldblum will accompany Colbert and other guests like Nick Offerman, Larry Wilmore, Jena Friedman and Charlamagne Tha God at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York — the usual stomping grounds of the new Late Show. Due to CBS News’ ongoing coverage of the presidential race late into the night, however, the former Colbert Report host and his cadre will temporarily take their talents to Showtime, the network’s sister outlet on premium cable, where they can do and say just about anything CBS wouldn’t let them do on broadcast television.

Hence the special’s official title — Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t? Along with the newly announced additions, Colbert will discuss the election results with series guests Elle King, Mark Halperin, John Heilemann of The Circus, and political campaign strategist Mark McKinnon — but with “free rein to swear, make obscene gestures, or strip down to their socks if they’re so inclined.”

Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale airs at 11 p.m. ET on Showtime. Meanwhile, the host’s uncensored monologue will stream on the premium channel’s Facebook page for all to see.

(Via Variety)

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