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Comedy Central Boys Wing It

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NIGHT AT THE IMPROV Stewart, Colbert (Photos: Getty Images)

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert returned to television last night, reminding us that we never really cared about Leno and Letterman in the first place. Though The Daily Show and The Colbert Report admitted semi-defeat without writers early on, the respective hosts handled themselves with aplomb and gave us a good reason to hang onto our overpriced cable subscription.

Stewart sported a uni-brow, likening it to other late night hosts’ statements of “hirsute solidarity” and expressing his hope that the symbol would become the “writers’ strike equivalent of the AIDS ribbon.” He then quickly renamed the show, saying The Daily Show was a show with a creative team of field producers, writers, and correspondents. Until the end of the strike, Stewart has christened his show A Daily Show.

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