Comedy Central Election Night Coverage Includes Lives Episodes of 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report'

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November 1st, 2012

via press release:










Will Also Air LIVE on the West Coast from 8:00-8:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:00 p.m. PT


Both LIVE Episodes to Simulcast on MTV's 44½ JumboTron Located in the Heart of Times Square

on Broadway Between West 44th Street and West 45th Street


Live Multiplatform Streaming Experience of "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report"

Election Night Episodes via, iOS and Android Enabled Devices,

The Daily Show Headlines App and Xbox Live

from 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET; 8:00-8:30 p.m. PT and 11:30-midnight ET; 8:30-9:00 p.m. PT


COMEDY CENTRAL’s Indecision Will Also Offer Extensive Real-Time Coverage

of Election Day on, Social Media Platforms and Election Companion App



NEW YORK, November 1, 2012 – As the votes are tallied, the comedy commences.  COMEDY CENTRAL will broadcast and stream LIVE Election Night episodes of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" back-to-back from 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET (8:00-8:30 p.m. PT) and 11:30-mindnight ET (8:30-9:00 p.m. PT) respectively.  In addition, both LIVE Election Night episodes will also be simulcast on MTV's 44½ JumboTron in the heart of Times Square on Broadway between West 44th Street and West 45th Street.

For the first time, fans will be able to view the LIVE Election Night episodes through a multi-platform streaming experience on, iOS and Android enabled devices and through The Daily Show Headlines App.  The LIVE Election Night programs, along with several clips from “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” “Key & Peele,” “30 Seconds Over Washington” and more, will also stream on Xbox consoles as a part of Xbox Live’s Election Coverage.

"The Daily Show's" special political coverage, "Election Night 2012: This Ends Now" will feature news and results analysis from host Jon Stewart and from The Best F#@king News Team Ever, including Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Jessica Williams, with reporting directly from the show's on-set Obama and Romney headquarters and election center.

"The Colbert Report's" special political coverage for The Nation, “Election 2012: A Nation Votes, Ohio Decides; The Re-Presidenting of America: Who Will Replace Obama? ‘012!” will include host Stephen Colbert's patriotic fervor and insightful conjecture of the results with a guest appearance by Andrew Sullivan.

This marks the sixth time, dating back to 1992, that COMEDY CENTRAL's presidential coverage has gone LIVE on Election Night.  "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report" previously did a LIVE show together in 2008 with "Indecision 2008: America's Choice."  However, this is the first time that Stewart and Colbert will be anchoring LIVE Presidential Election Night episodes from their own studios.

COMEDY CENTRAL's Indecision will also cover Election Day on and its social media platforms including Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.  Postings will take place all day by the Indecision team who will report the latest news on the presidential election as well as the hot races in the House and Senate.  During Primetime Election coverage, Indecision will engage with voters on its interactive Election Companion App, offering a running stream of commentary throughout the night.  Fans can interact with the team by commenting or registering their opinions about the election as the news unfolds on TV.

Smart, funny and election-inspired merchandise from COMEDY CENTRAL’s “The Daily Show," “The Colbert Report” and “Indecision 2012,” such as graphic tees, mugs, tumblers, posters and buttons designed by the shows are currently available at Urban Outfitters stores nationwide, with the “Indecision 2012” collection as the first exclusive product collaboration for Urban Outfitters with a TV network

Jon Stewart and Rory Albanese are the Executive Producers of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" with Steve Bodow, Kahane Cooperman, Jennifer Flanz and Adam Lowitt serving as Co-Executive Producers.  Supervising Producers are Pam DePace, Tim Greenberg, Hillary Kun and Stuart Miller.  Jill Katz is the Executive in Charge of Production.  The series' Head Writer is Tim Carvell and it is directed by Chuck O'Neil.

“The Colbert Report” is produced by Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions, Inc. in association with Colbert’s Spartina Productions, Inc.  Stewart, Colbert and Tom Purcell are the Executive Producers with Meredith Bennett and Richard Dahm as Co-Executive Producers.  The series’ Head Writer is Barry Julien and it is directed by Jim Hoskinson.  David Bernath is the Executive in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL ( is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL's press Web site at and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.


  • Joltman

    Glad they will stream it online since I don’t have Comedy Central

  • justin

    This is GREAT news. Now we can all watch Jon Stewart’s head EXPLODE when Romney wins tues. night.

  • Justin is a moron

    I’m sure there are Obama supporters saying the same thing, but you look like an idiot when you say “WHEN Romney wins”. You don’t know if he will win or not. Republicans said the same thing last time around when McCain. Stop pretending like you know what’s going to happen, you don’t, acting like it’s a sure thing he will win just makes you look like the pathetic idiot you are. People like you are the reason why so many other WESTERN countries dislike Americans.

    and FYI, Romney winning would give Jon Stewart lots of great material, so I don’t think his head will explode, also, it’s unlikely we will have the landslide that happened with Obama in 2008, so we probably wont know the results by 11:30 ET, so you will have to wait until the next day to see Stewart’s reaction.

  • Justin is a moron

    I just can’t wait til this Election is over, because then all these comments will stop. Every article that has something even remotely related to the election results in a bunch of comments from internet trolls just spewing their views on who they think (or in many cases “know) should win the Election. Republican trolls couldn’t even leave the article with Obama winning the Nickelodeon kids pick the president alone.

  • Joseph

    Chances are, Wolf Blitzer will deliver more laughs on Election Night!

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