Late-Night Comedy Roundup: The Guantanamo Bay Science Fair

Plus: Edward Snowden is rapidly running out of Cinnabon options — and more.

According to a report, alleged Sept. 11 planner Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been spending his years in detention at Guantánamo Bay by designing a vacuum cleaner. The Late Show’s David Letterman joked about this fact, including giving the cleaner a new slogan: “It has declared jihad on dirt.”

In other news, The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno mentioned recent comments by Joe Biden about his shot at the presidency and the news that more Americans are not able to fit in ambulances and emergency helicopters. Conan O’Brien spent some monologue time on a recent mixup involving Rep. Michele Bachmann.

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s time stuck at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport continues. The latest news is that he has been nominated for a Nobel Prize, which prompted Letterman to compare him to those bringing back an American treat. Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks the United States should boycott the Sochi Olympic games if Snowden is granted asylum in Russia. Unfortunately, he made an inelegant comparison, which had Stephen Colbert questioning Graham’s argument.

Fast forward to 3:45 to see Letterman explain Snowden’s current asylum options.

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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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