Late-Night Comedy Roundup: Live From Moscow, It's Edward Snowden

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Texas governor and one-time presidential candidate Rick Perry will be visiting the Middle East in preparation for another possible presidential run. That news has prompted The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno to joke about Perry’s intelligence, playing on the word “bank” in regards to the West Bank Wednesday evening.

In royal-baby news, Stephen Colbert invoked the American revolution in discussing the decision to name the child George. The Daily Show’s John Oliver mentioned the possibility that he could be the next king in a long shot comparison to the United States’ recent history of racial dialogue.

On The Late Show, David Letterman spent a segment talking to “Edward Snowden” as the National Security Agency leaker waits to leave Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. As Letterman tried to press him on national security and logistical questions, “Snowden” ogled flight attendants and ate a giant pretzel.

Fast forward to 1:50 to see Letterman and “Snowden” talk.

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Ross Gianfortune is a senior web producer at Government Executive. He previously worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, and WXRT Radio.

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