"What a strange couple of centuries the last two years have been," Stephen Colbert said to kick off Tuesday's live Election Night Late Show. The cold open was taped before the election, but "one thing I know for sure: Whichever side won today, the good news is Americans are all in this together," Colbert said. "The bad news is, same as the good news." That was the theme of the song he performed, with props.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel asked Sacha Baron Cohen to resurrect one of his characters, Borat, to meddle in the election, since Russia is being heavily scrutinized and few Americans can even find Kazakhstan on a map. The result is very Borat.
At The Daily Show, Trevor Noah made of fun of victorious New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and handed the show to Ronny Chieng, who mocked the serious network and cable-news election analysts with their fancy big screens and granular analyses, and then threw to Dulce Sloan and Jaboukie Young-White, who gave their electoral analysis at the same time. Watch below. Peter Weber