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Late-night hosts attempt to make sense of U.S. midterm outcomes

Late-night comedians tried their hand at reside election-night protection Tuesday throughout the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, poking enjoyable at quite a few Republican candidates and election deniers throughout the nationwide ballots and the desperation of the Democratic Social gathering to wrest management of U.S. Congress.

‘The Late Show’

“The Late Show’s” Stephen Colbert broadcast his CBS present reside once more from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York to deliver his viewers “up-to-the-minute election results and up-to-the-minute election denials.” The CBS host, who usually broadcasts reside on election night time, invited a couple of particular visitors too: outcomes analyst “Steve Clucknacki” and “John ‘Chicken a la’ King” — the avian model of MSNBC’s numbers whiz Steve Kornacki and CNN’s John King.

The host prefaced all of the election-night weirdness by committing to a “Stranger Things” parody for the printed and shared a couple of early outcomes on the projected winners when polls started closing on the East Coast.

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

On the West Coast, ABC host Jimmy Kimmel recorded his broadcast in his Hollywood studio with an viewers “made up entirely of Herschel Walker’s children,” poking enjoyable on the embattled Republican candidate and former NFL star working for a Georgia U.S. Senate seat in opposition to Democrat Raphael Warnock.

Kimmel, who additionally repeatedly ribbed favourite foe Donald Trump, additionally invited an Illinois farmer who appeared in a political advert to hitch the viewers after taking a liking to the farmer’s NSFW identify. Sidekick Guillermo wore a swimsuit made completely of “I Voted” stickers and the present ran a “Lie Witness News” bundle that includes road interviews that attempted to get folks to endorse utterly made-up propositions.

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‘The Daily Show’

Comedy Central host Trevor Noah and his workforce of “Daily Show” correspondents riffed on folks saying that “this is the most important election of your lifetime.”

“Maybe everything is getting worse and worse, which makes every election more and more important,” the outgoing host mused.

Correspondent Roy Wooden Jr. workshopped a couple of belated and determined marketing campaign slogans and guarantees for the Democrats from his perch at their Washington, D.C., headquarters. A couple of embrace “Vote for us and we’ll get rid of Mondays,” plans “to make a new season of ‘The Office’ and for Black voters, ‘Martin,’ ” and a brand new tax plan consisting of “pay what you want and we’ll make it so that everyone’s team makes it to the Super Bowl.” Wooden reported that Democrats would additionally provide “unlimited breadsticks at every restaurant — even the Chinese ones,” year-round pumpkin spice lattes for “basic” folks like Noah and “a surprise slap” at each Oscars.

Halfway by, Noah additionally proudly introduced the reside projection that “Herschel Walker has won 23andMe.”

Correspondent Michael Kosta reported from “2020 Election deniers headquarters” in Phoenix, the place he quipped that the Wi-Fi password is “HILLARY KILLED JFK ALSO IS JFK” — all caps. Kosta mentioned they’re “having a blast and don’t think there’s any fraud in their elections,” tediously reviewing the “oval” logic used of their arguments.

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