"That is what we have been praying for since the beginning of the Trump presidency: the end of the Trump presidency," Colbert said during his opening monologue.
Colbert then told his audience, "Today's live testimony was as dramatic as it was historic."
"It was the biggest rating hit for C-SPAN 3 since" Drunk History with Brett Kavanaugh. " Colbert joked.
Colbert said the star witness was the best US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor. The host compared him to a "grandpa who advises you (Whippersnappers) to break off Horseplay." Details of President Trump's personal involvement with Ukraine in order to investigate his political rivals. Colbert said that Taylor's statement on Wednesday contained information saying "as if they had a picture of Nixon breaking into Watergate."
Colbert was not the only host who had something to say about the hearings late at night. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel was also pleased to talk about the hearings, but he was celebrating today for a different reason.
"Thank you for participating in one of the most historic and important dates in the history of the United States, my birthday" Kimmel, who turned 52 on Wednesday, said to his audience.
Kimmel said his birthday was not a big deal for him, but thanks to the hearings he "got exactly what I wanted this year".
"This is a stressful day for the president," Kimmel said. "The Popeyes near the White House today had to forgo their maximum of two chicken sandwiches per person."
For Seth Meyers, NBC presenter "Late Night" spent nearly 1
"Today was a historic day, the fourth time in American history that Congress has launched a public impeachment trial against a sitting president, and that's not a club you want to be part of," Meyers said. "There are the two presidents who were actually charged, and the third, Richard Nixon, who was so desperate to avoid him quit." "If the Trump had been, Intelligence would have to tie him to the leg of the helicopter and lift him out of the air," he said.