For Monday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart presumably planned material riffing on Obama's absolute roast of Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner last weekend. The killing of Osama Bin Laden, however, has a way with messing with pre-scripted Donald jokes.
Stewart still led with a Celebrity Apprentice quip, but quickly pivoted to discussing his personal reaction to the news of the terrorist's demise. He conceded "I'm way to close to this episode to be rational about it in any way, shape or form. Last night was a good night." With Bin Laden gone, Stewart reasoned, the face of the Arab world would now be the youthful protesters in Egypt, Tunisia and across the Middle East. "Al-Qaeda's opportunity is gone," he repeated to applause.
Elsewhere on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert lead his the audience with "USA" chants, before opening the show with "suck my giant American balls Al-Qaeda." He then giddily explained that he hopes he's "never again this happy over someone's death."
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