Voting is over but the great wait is on for the winner of the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Despite what’s been said, there’s no winner yet in the race as many absentee ballots are being tabulated — and everyone is impatient, including celebrities. There’s been stress eating, drinking, smoking and — luckily, because we can all use some lightheartedness — a few jokes amid the largely liberal crowd in Hollywood.
Jimmy Kimmel compared the wait for a winner to having surgery sans anesthesia.
This is like being awake during your own surgery.— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 4, 2020
Whitney Cummings quipped that it’s more stressful than waiting for a positive or negative.
honestly i've had less anxiety waiting on the results of a pregnancy test— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) November 3, 2020
Molly Sims compared it to a paternity reveal on Maury.
Hilary Duff joked it was like waiting for STD test results.
Sharon Stone cried to get out her emotions.
Cardi B had not one, not two, but three smokes — at once.
Heidi Klum had her beat by a few.
Monica Lewinsky reported that she would be smoking, too.
y'all... i'm gonna smoke some cigarettes tonight. i do it once every few years. dont @ me. i'm just using twitter as a jewish confessional.— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) November 4, 2020
Ryan Seacrest did some stress eating.
Mindy Kaling worked on “an entire cheesecake.”
Oh yes, hydrate! I could be drinking water instead of eating an entire cheesecake 🤦🏾♀️— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 4, 2020
Olivia Culpo and Duff too.
Chrissy Teigen did some stress cooking. “Everything’s fine. Everything’s fine. Don’t worry about us, we’re fine,” she said in a video from her kitchen while making guacamole.
Busy Philipps did a combo of crying, stress eating and dancing.
Roma Downey was also “out of control snacking.”
There was drinking. Jennifer Aniston shared a Baby Yoda cocktail, saying, “May the force be with us,” along with praying hands and cocktail emojis.
Kevin McHale was walking while drinking around his neighborhood to combat insomnia.
I’m walking around the neighborhood drinking a margarita..not sleeping...how are you doing?— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) November 3, 2020
Randy Rainbow also had booze on the brain.
What are y’all thinking/drinking?— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) November 4, 2020
Listening to wine and drinking show tunes all day 🙆🏻♂️— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) November 3, 2020
Patton Oswalt joked about just getting drunk — and staying that way until Sunday.
#ElectionNight Pro-Tip: Instead of waiting for Friday for a celebratory drink, why not stay drunk through Sunday and have a celebratory Monday hangover?— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 4, 2020
He also joked about raiding the medicine cabinet.
God, I love the first night of Election Week. So festive. We broke out the traditional stress ball garlands and I’m going to carve the Xanax in about 20 minutes.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 4, 2020
Jenna Dewan was drinking too.
Ricki Lake was ready to drink early Wednesday morning.
Is it a Bloody Mary kind of morning? Asking for a friend. 🥤— Ricki Lake (@RickiLake) November 4, 2020
Andy Cohen was in more of a “wake and bake” mood on Wednesday a.m. (Now legal for the New Yorker in nearby New Jersey.)
Wake and Bake— Andy Cohen (@Andy) November 4, 2020
Comfort was key in combating stress for Ariel Winter and Padma Lakshmi.
I want an Elizabeth Warren themed weighted blanket.— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 4, 2020
That is all.
Kristin Cavallari couldn’t sleep.
Others posted silly distractions.
I don’t know what to do so I’m just posting this again. pic.twitter.com/ilWwgecaSR— billy eichner (@billyeichner) November 4, 2020
Some more shared some not-so-soothing quotes about patience.
And Dan Rather had sage advice, as he often does.
These are turbulent and dangerous times. My gentle counsel is be big on hope, pray (if that's your way), stay steady, have patience, and don't forget to breathe. If you can, listen to your favorite music, read a book or poetry, and if the weather is nice, take a walk.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) November 3, 2020
On Stephen Colbert’s Showtime election night special, he talked about why “it's actually a good thing we don't know who won yet”:
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