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

Posted: 07/21/2012 11:39 am

We'll have to wait until next week to see if and how the late night shows tackle the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado (except for Craig Ferguson, who delivered a heartfelt speech Friday night). This past week, after several hosts were on their 4th of July vacations, the action mostly focused on the various issues plaguing Mitt Romney, from his inconsistent Bain Capital timeline to his mysterious tax returns and his search for the anti-Sarah Palin.

Other late night highlights this week include Louis CK clearing up his unintentional defense of Daniel Tosh, Newt Gingrich finally coming face-to-face with Snooki and Aaron Paul's secret past as a contestant on The Price is Right.

Below are my favorite clips of the week. What were yours?

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  • Daily Show - Bain Damage

    Jon Stewart came back from two weeks of vacation armed with two weeks of ammunition against Mitt Romney. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Colbert Report - Mitt Romney's 'Retroactive Retirement'

    As expected, Stephen Colbert returned from vacation enthralled by the Romney campaign's rhetorical masterpiece of <a href=""target="_blank">"retroactive retirement."</a> [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • David Letterman - Roseanne Barr vs Obama

    Though she <a href=""target="_blank">won't be representing the Green Party on the ballot in November</a>, Roseanne Barr is <a href="" target="_hplink">taking her fight against President Obama's anti-medical marijuana policy in California</a> to the <i>Late Show</i>.

  • Daily Show - Louis CK

    Louis CK explains to Jon Stewart that he was not defending Daniel Tosh's rape joke. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Conan - I Scream, You Scream

    Another <a href="" target="_hplink">great local news mashup</a> from Conan O’Brien.

  • Jay Leno - Newt Gingrich Meets Snooki

    Only Jay Leno could bring together these two. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Jimmy Kimmel - Batman and Rush Limbaugh Bane Rant

    Jimmy Kimmel takes on the <a href=""target="-blank">Mitt Romney as Bane from <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i></a> motif with a pair of sketches: Rush Limbaugh as The Penguin from the old Batman cartoon and a commercial for Bain Capital that ends with the slogan "We're Gotham's Reckoning."

  • Daily Show - Al Madrigal Smuggles Negative Ads into Mexico

    When Mexico banned negative ads for the their presidential race, Al Madrigal saw an opportunity. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • David Letterman - Romney Running Mate Top Ten

    David Letterman <a href="" target="_hplink">gives Mitt Romney a hand</a> with his VP vetting process.

  • Colbert Report - None of the Above 2012

    Stephen Colbert proposes that Mitt Romney pick "None of the Above" for his running mate. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Jimmy Fallon - Dramatic Turns with Jeff Daniels

    Jimmy Fallon challenges <em>The Newsroom</em>’s Jeff Daniels to a dramatic glasses-off, turn-and-speak competition. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Daily Show - Michele Bachmann's Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy

    Jon Stewart wades into the <a href=""target="_blank">witch hunt against Huma Abedin</a> by creating a new conspiracy theory about Michele Bachmann. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Jimmy Kimmel - Snooki or Sheen?

    While <a href="">Jay Leno paired Snooki with Newt Gingrich</a> this week, Jimmy Kimmel had her on with the far more appropriate Charlie Sheen, which led to this fun game with the audience.

  • Jay Leno - Aaron Paul on 'The Price is Right'

    Jay Leno uncovers Aaron Paul’s Price is Right appearance. <em>“You’re the man, Bob!”</em> [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Craig Ferguson - Craig's Heartfelt Message

    Craig discusses the tragic events that took place in Aurora Colorado.


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