When even Stephen Colbert can't find time for a joke, you know it's serious.

Stephen Colbert hosted a live election night special of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' and once the inevitability of Donald Trump winning began to set it, all the planned merriment and celebration went out the window.

He did find time to bring it all back to a place of hope, but watching him try and explain how America got to this point is heartbreaking.