Wrapping up his live midterm election coverage Tuesday, Stephen Colbert noted the night, most importantly, marked the end of his years of live election coverage.

“Counting my time on The Daily Show with Jon Daily and The Daily Show crew, I’ve been getting together with you like this since 2000. Who can forget that one — Bush vs Chad?” he reminisced. “I have so many memories. Mostly shape and colors — there was a fair amount of drinking.”

“You know what I’ll always remember? The hardworking  men and women of broadcast news who told us who won…men and women like Stephen Colbert. Tonight marks a sort of farewell to me but, who knows, maybe one day you’ll see me on TV again.”