Stephen Colbert and John Oliver to Take Part in Post-Election Talk to Benefit Montclair Film Festival
The 'Daily Show' alums will assess the recently concluded presidential race in an event entitled "Wow, That Was Weird."
Eleven days after the U.S. elects its next president, bringing an end to the wild 2016 campaign, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver will assess what just happened in a talk entitled "Wow, That Was Weird: A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.”
The onstage discussion, which will also cover the comedic influences of the Daily Show alums and hosts of CBS' Late Show and HBO's Last Week Tonight, will serve as the sixth annual benefit for the Montclair Film Festival, the New Jersey event that Colbert has long supported.
The benefit is set to take place on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Oliver is just the latest person to join Colbert for the high-profile talks, which have previously featured J.J. Abrams, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and Jonathan Alter.
“At the end of a long, contentious political campaign, we could all use a good laugh,” Montclair Film Festival executive director Tom Hall said in a statement. “We are so honored by the generosity of Stephen Colbert and John Oliver in making this once-in-a-lifetime event happen, and we look forward to a fantastic night of fun.”
Tickets, ranging from $69.50 to $250, are currently on sale for Montclair Film Festival members and American Express members and will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. ET on Friday.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Montclair Film Festival, the sixth edition of which is set for April 28-May 7, 2017.