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Play of the Day: Acting silly in the wake of sadness

December 18, 2012 Many of the late-night shows do not air on Friday nights, so Monday was the opportunity for Conan and Jimmy Kimmel to express their sadness in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Both hosts agreed to act silly and laugh to aid in subduing their viewers sadness...

Play of the day -- Madonna campaigns for Romney, Obama goes on the View and Conan loses it

September 26, 2012 At a recent concert Madonna inadvertently aided Mitt Romney's campaign, President Obama ignored world leaders so that he could appear on The View, and Conan totally loses it on a question asked Obama. Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 1:00 to see how Madonna inadvertently supported Mitt Romney's...

Play of the Day -- Late-Night Focuses on Tampa and Isaac

August 29, 2012 The late-night hosts focused much of their comedic energy towards the events at the Republican Convention in Tampa, Fla. and the possible disruptions Hurricane Isaac might cause. Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 1:50 to find out what the White House home brew tastes like.

Play of the Day -- Romney's Lighter Half and Obama Buys the Beer

August 15, 2012 The late-night hosts focused on how Rep. Paul Ryan could improve Mitt Romney's dull image, and Leno also chipped in with a joke about President Obama's antics at the Iowa State Fair. Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 0:49 to find out how Rep. Paul Ryan has inadvertently...

Play of the Day -- Say Hello to Romney/Ryan

August 14, 2012 Most of the late-night hosts were on hiatus during the Olympics, but now that the games are over they are back in full force, and Romney's announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate occupied much of their monologues. Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 1:45 to...

Play of the Day -- Let's Talk About Cereal and Pizza

August 9, 2012 With most late-night shows either taking a break or being preempted by the London Olympics Conan O'Brien, the Daily Show and the Colbert Report held down the late-night fort. According to these pillars of late-night hilarity, Papa John's pizza, the gay agenda of cereal companies, voter suppression and candidate cat...

Play of the Day -- Questioning American Exceptionalism

August 8, 2012 The late-night hosts were all over the map last night covering a possible lack of patriotism at the Olympics, Chick-fil-A, Mitt Romney's investments at Bain Capital and even the success of the Romney's dressage horse Rafalca. Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 2:58 to learn how patriotism and...

Play of the Day -- Chicken Wars and Leaked Secrets

August 7, 2012 Colbert congratulated NASA for landing Curiosity, the Mars rover, but spent most of his time showcasing the recent Chick-fil-A controversy which as he said, "pitted brother against lower cholesterol brother." The Daily Show focused on the supposed security leak scandal engulfing the Obama Administration and Conan focused mostly on Romney's...

Play of the Day -- Rafalca Doesn't Win Gold

August 3, 2012 The Daily Show dedicated its entire monologue to the absurdity of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and the fastfood chains record sales, and Colbert and Conan had Olympic fever. Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 2:53 to see what happens when you give Conan O'Brien Olympic caliber slow motion technology...

Play of the Day -- Chick-fil-A and Birth Control

August 2, 2012 The late-night hosts were all over the map on tonight's shows. Conan O'Brien gave Chick-fil-A's latest mascot speak for Chick-fil-A appreciation day, Jon Stewart explained why Mitt Romney seems bland, and Stephen Colbert discussed the horrors of birth control. Today's Must See Moment -- Fast forward to 1:00 to find...

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