Don’t believe for a second that the 2020 election will compromise Trevor Noah’s mission to keep it realistic on Tuesday night’s Daily Show. If anything, the election will give viewers an even bigger dose of the late night presenter.
The Daily Show will broadcast a special election episode – the one-hour live coverage of “Votegasm 2020″: What could go wrong? (Again)” – starting at 23:00 ET. However, the show will not only be broadcast on its home channel Comedy Central. The Daily Show 2020 election episode will also be broadcast on other ViacomCBS networks, including MTV, MTV2, VH1, BET, BET Her and Pop TV.
Even people without access to TV can watch the show live on the Daily Show’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels free of charge from any smart device.
Viewers can expect Noah to murmur about the top headlines of election day and the standing of President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, as votes continue to roll in across the country. With all the campaign skirmishes going on, he will have help from the likes of Don Cheadle and Tressie McMillan Cottom, both of whom are expected to appear on the show. Special correspondent Jordan Klepper will also be on hand to provide an overview of all the important developments.
Of course, Noah will not be the only late night presenter to cover all aspects of the 2020 elections.
Late Show host Stephen Colbert will also appear on a special post-election show, Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand: Rebuild America Great – Better 2020. Similar to the one-hour special Colbert hosted during the 2016 election between Trump and his then Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Democracy’s Last Stand will not be broadcast in Colbert’s CBS home, but on Showtime from 11:00 p.m. ET.
In 2016, Colbert was in the middle of the show when the results arrived for Florida, when it became known that Trump had taken over the state, resulting in a collective and dramatic gasping of the audience.
Viewers can follow Colbert’s election night special via live stream on the Showtime website and app. The episode will also be available on-demand on Wednesday on Showtime. However, viewers must have a Showtime account to stream both the live and on-demand show on Showtime.
As for fellow players Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, whose shows are broadcast on NBC and ABC respectively, both have the night off instead of the election coverage. NBC journalists will report on the election from its conclusion in the Decision 2020 program, which is expected to run on Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. ET to at least 4 a.m. ET.
In the meantime: ABC’s Your Voice/Your Voice: Reporting on election night 2020 will run from 7 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET and will take a short break at 11 p.m. for Eyewitness News. It is expected that the election coverage on ABC will resume at 23.30 ET and will last all night.