The only good thing about election night is Stephen Colbert will go live and uncensored

We all have some pretty mixed feelings about Nov. 8, aka Election Day, aka the day upon which the fate of a nation — and planet, for that matter — will be decided. Like, we could all use the comforting relief of knowing we’ve been saved from the apocalypse, but then, of course, there’s the nagging fear that we won’t be, and Nov. 8 could actually be the day upon which the apocalypse begins. So, in summation, there’s a lot of anxiety associated with this particular Tuesday. That being said, what better way to deal with election-related anxiety than live and uncensored Stephen Colbert on election night?

Colbert regularly kills it as host of CBS’ The Late Show, so just imagine all that witty, astute, mercilessly humorous political commentary, but with no filter. In Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going To Clean Up This Sh*t?, a one-hour special hosted by Showtime which will air Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. ET, Colbert will be able to rise above network censors and curse to his heart’s content as the evening will surely require.

As if this couldn’t get even more magical, Jon Stewart, beloved former host of The Daily Show and BFF to Colbert, is one of four executive producers of the glorious Showtime-CBS collaboration, including Colbert himself and Chris Licht and Tom Purcell. Unfortunately, whether or not Stewart will actually make an appearance is to be seen. (Fingers crossed!)

The show will feature Colbert reacting uncensored and in real time to election results as they pour in state by state. “It’ll be all the political comedy you love from my CBS show, with all the swearing and nudity you love from Showtime,” Colbert said in a statement. This won’t be the first time Colbert will have done a show reacting live to election-related events with The Late Show — he’s hosted similar stints for various debates over the course of election season. But this election special differs from all that because, as Showtime notes, he’ll be able “to do things he’s never been able to do in this campaign, such as directly quote a candidate without being bleeped.”

According to Showtime CEO and President David Nevins, who first announced this TV special/divine gift from god would be coming our way back in August, Colbert has already committed to dropping a profanity or two. “So the thought is doing a live special and it will be Colbert unfettered. He’s promised he will say at least a couple curse words, which is important to me,” Nevin said. And I’m sure it’s pretty important to all of us, too.

After dedicating this past year to sparing no presidential candidate in either field and or any relevant political participants from biting Hunger Games-esque mockery, Colbert is the man we all need to hold our hand through what promises to be a horrifying, complete and utter shit-show. So, thank you universe/Showtime/Colbert.