‘Bite me, Walter Cronkite’: Stephen Colbert promises a very different kind of election night coverage
CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert is slated to host a live election night special on Showtime, and if the promo is any indication, it’s going to be one hell of a time.
In the video, Colbert—who promises a “sex-positive” Showtime persona complete with a “mouth like a sailor on shore leave”—appears poised to nail election night with “no holds barred” coverage of voter returns. He also offers insight into who his antithetical inspiration for the evening will be, inviting famed CBS evening news anchorman Walter Cronkite to “bite me.”
The one-hour “Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This S**t?” will air live from The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. “People who can afford Showtime of people who can bribe their cable guy” can expect live election results, special guests and a whole lot of f-bombs.
“Don’t we all just wanna scream foul language when we look at this election?” Colbert says, later asking his producers if he can say “dickweed.”
“Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This S**t?” airs Tues. Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. Watch the promo video below, via Huffington Post.