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The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

06/24/2011 05:30 pm ET | Updated Aug 21, 2011

This week began with two media giants exploring uncharted territory. Jon Stewart made his first appearance on a Sunday morning political talk show, and it just happened to be Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. The heavily edited interview on TV, and subsequent unedited interview online, led Chris Matthews to deem Stewart "so friggin' smart." Monday night, Keith Olbermann debuted his new version of Countdown on Current TV, bringing back such classic bits as the Special Comment and Worst Persons in the World.

Meanwhile, President Obama delivered major speeches about ending the Afghanistan surge and letting states take the lead on marriage equality, neither of which got particularly positive receptions from either side of the political spectrum.

All of this, plus the return of Louis C.K.'s Louie and the premiere of Jon Benjamin's Jon Benjamin Has a Van, provided ample material for the late night hosts. Below are my favorite clips of the week. What were yours?

The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (June 17, 2011 - June 23, 2011)

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