Conan O'Brien

Late-night hosts mark Trump's election with jokes, therapy

Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to President-elect Trump, combining punch lines and audience group counseling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton.

"For years I've come out every night and asked how you're doing, but I've never meant it. Tonight I actually mean it. Does anyone need a hug?" Conan O'Brien said in his monologue Wednesday on TBS. Despite divisions among voters, he said, "the optimist in me chooses today to be happy that we have fair and free elections at all. It's an amazing thing."

And then there were the jokes. "The first thing I did this morning was call my old high school bully and congratulate...