The upside to even the most ridiculous and vicious of election cycles is that there will be plenty of comedy from late-night hosts and sketch shows. In fact, Stephen Colbert is calling back to his days on The Daily Show with Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?, airing live on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET. The show promises a lot of celebrity guests and surprises, but there’s only one celebrity guest that I want to know about — will Jon Stewart be on Stephen Colbert’s live election special?
Stewart and Colbert go together like peanut butter and jelly, and they worked together for so many years that I just expect them to work together forever and ever, amen. Colbert’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert had a special edition of the show the night before Election Day and Stewart showed up, so whose to say that he won’t make a surprise appearance on what is to surely be a racier (since it’s on Showtime) show? The special will take place at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, and according to Variety, guests will include Jeff Goldblum, Patton Oswalt, Katy Perry, Nick Offerman, Elle King, Mark Halperin, Larry Wilmore, and more. Stewart should totally be included in that “and more,” and I’ll be disappointed if he’s not. He hasn't given any hints on his Twitter, but I'm hopeful.
This was such a crazy election cycle, and I really missed Stewart’s The Daily Show commentary throughout the past year or so. Trevor Noah isn’t a bad host of The Daily Show, but I’ve been through so much political strife with Stewart that it’s easy to miss him. Hopefully, he’ll be on Colbert’s election night special to pay homage to those days of when they roasted politicians together every night on The Daily Show.