Election 2012: TV Comics Offer Relief During Contentious Race

Late-night television offered relief from the tension of the election.
3:00 | 11/07/12

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And, boy, the late-night comedians were at it again. They have not disappointed. Piling on the jabs, the jokes, as the returns came in overnight. They were on for hours, just like george and our political team. But with a slightly different take on it all. America has elected its first black president for a historic first second time. Reporter: Call it the comedic counterpoint for all of the political punditry. President obama is only half black. It's possible in his second term, he will be white. Two years, $3 billion, and we're clearly in the same place we were when it started. Reporter: As the results poured in, comedians on cable poured it on. Providing hours of alternative election coverage. And while the real president was addressing the nation from chicago, comedy central was delivering a slightly funnier acceptance speech. Good evening, my fellow americans. I want to thank you for your continued faith in my ability -- that's my anger translator, luther. All of your votes were crucial in this victory. White folks that voted for me, you're honorary black people. Reporter: Taking a cue, "the daily show" beamed in a hologram george washington. It's been a really ugly election this year. Mostly negative campaigning. Half the country hes the other half of the country. I always feared this country would have a civil war. I'm just glad it took this long. Sure. That's how long it took. Come tomorrow, some of you will be elated. And some of you will be crushed. For some, it will be like christmas morning. For others, like the fifth night of hanukkah. Or so my writers tell me. We won, dog. I told you, I don't want you doing it wrong. You got to get it right. If you're going to do it. God bless america. That's right. I told you, homeboy, you

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