November 6 is going to bring either a new Obama term or a new American President--and Comedy Central will be bringing live episodes of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' and 'The Colbert Report' coast to coast.
'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' will air at 11 PM/8 PM PT with 'The Colbert Report' following behind at 11:30 PM/8:30 PM PT.
The plan for Stewart's portion of the night (entitled "Election Night 2012: This Ends Now") is early election results and analysis, complete with his usual panel of faux-experts. Colbert's half of the programming is called "Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ’012!" and will feature special guest Andrew Sullivan.
Sullivan is a Brit and a political Conservative, however he has recently found himself at odds with the Republican party on many issues. A cursory overview of Sullivan's politics will yield hilariously disparate claims online: he is allegedly a Zionist and he allegedly has venomous feelings towards Jewish people. He is allegedly in favour of Reaganomics and he also supports gay marriage. Perhaps his appearance on the 'Report' will have to speak for itself.
November 6th marks the sixth election in a row that Comedy Central has featured live coverage. For a fake news network, they seem to be taking real news seriously. Many could argue that their coverage of past elections has been more balanced than many of the traditional networks.
One fun new aspect of this year's coverage: both programs will be broadcast on MTV's Times Square Jumbotron in New York City.