Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon slam Georgia's voting 'catastrophe,' cancel Cops

Late night hosts on Georgia's voting problem
(Image credit: Screenshots/YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Daily Show, The Late Show, The Tonight Show)

As protesters continue to demonstrate against police violence in black communities, "the House Judiciary Committee held televised hearings on police reform," Stephen Colbert said Wednesday's Late Show. The witnesses included George Floyd's brother Philonise, the president of the Urban League, and Fox News commentator Dan Bongino, he noted. "Evidently, the My Pillow guy was not available."

Lest you forgot, "there's an election coming up, and we had a test run yesterday in the Georgia primary — and let's just say they tested negative for voting," Colbert said. "Yesterday's voting was a catastrophe," with numerous problems, unforeseen and engineered, leading "to voters waiting for hours to vote, with lines stretching for blocks."

The Late Show also illustrated Georgia's primary mess with an old-school video game, Votefall!

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"Democrats and Republicans lined up to vote in Georgia's primary election — and when I say lined up, I mean they liiiiined up," Trevor Noah said at The Daily Show. "If Atlanta wants more voting resources, maybe they should just declare that they're a country in the Middle East. 'Yo, so we're actually Afghanistatlanta, can we get some of that democracy cash?' And while these issues were happening across the state of Georgia, they were especially bad in black areas."

"A lot of people are saying the only way to achieve racial justice is to go out and vote, but take a look what happened when people tried to vote in Georgia yesterday," Jimmy Fallon said at The Tonight Show. "Seriously, it's not a good sign when The Masked Singer is better at running an election than an entire state." Meanwhile, "Cops, which many people have considered racist, has just been canceled," he said. "So now if you want to watch a bunch of drunk people embarrass themselves, you'll have to watch The Bachelor. Or Real Housewives. Or Below Deck...."

Jimmy Kimmel previewed a show to replace Cops while wearing a bleach-dispensing MAGA helmet designed so people at Trump's upcoming Tulsa rally "can be white on the inside, too." In a new poll, he said, "27 percent of Americans somewhat or strongly agree that Donald Trump is a man of faith. Which, not a lot of people, it's still too many of them. Trump's faith is like Bigfoot: Only a handful of nuts believe it exists, and the only evidence is this photo of a lumbering ape-like creature holding a Bible upside-down." Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber is a senior editor at, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.