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

Posted: 08/18/2012 11:00 am

There were two main stories that dominated the late night shows this week: Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan to be, in his words, "the next President of the United States" and the return home of the Olympic medal winners.

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and David Letterman each took their turns introducing Paul Ryan to the American people. The U.S. Women's Gymnastics' "Fierce Five" showed up on several shows. Bill Maher returned from hiatus not a moment too soon and late night gained a brand new show from producer Chris Rock.

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

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  • Jay Leno - Michelle Obama and Gabby Douglas

    In their ridiculously charming appearance on the <i>Tonight Show</i>, Gabby Douglas sets back <a href=""target="_blank">Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign</a> by saying she celebrated her Olympic gold with an Egg McMuffin. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • David Letterman - Andy Samberg's Olympic Gaffe

    Andy Samberg tells David Letterman <a href="" target="_hplink">what he thought about the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony</a>.

  • Daily Show - Jon Stewart Welcomes Paul Ryan

    Jon Stewart reports on <a href=""target="_blank">the moment the 2012 presidential race got real</a>. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Jimmy Kimmel - Jeffrey Ross Roasts the Sun

    Expert <a href="">roaster Jeffrey Ross</a> gets some revenge on the sun. <em>"Go SPF yourself!"</em>

  • Colbert Report - StePhest Colbchella '012

    Stephen Colbert launches the StePhest Colbchella '012 from the Intrepid. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • David Letterman - Paul Ryan Top Ten

    David Letterman <a href="" target="_hplink">introduces Paul Ryan</a> with ten little-known facts about the Congressman/Vice-Presidential candidate.

  • Colbert Report - Ryan 2012

    Stephen Colbert is relieved that Mitt Romney has finally stepped aside to let Paul Ryan take over the Republican ticket. <i>"For nine months now, I thought I was going to have to vote for Mitt Romney."</i> [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • David Letterman - McKayla Maroney's "Not Impressed" Face

    On the <em>Late Show</em>, <a href="" target="_hplink">McKayla Maroney shows Dave how she's taught her teammates</a> to make the <a href="">"not impressed"</a> face.

  • Daily Show - John Oliver Casts the DNC

    The DNC is looking for regular people to appear at their convention in North Carolina, so John Oliver sets out to find them. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • Jimmy Kimmel - Mitt Romney's New Positive Ad

    Jimmy Kimmel <a href="" target="_hplink">premieres a new ad</a> from Mitt Romney's "positive" campaign strategy.

  • Colbert Report - 'Fierce Five' Interns

    The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team gets Stephen Colbert a pen. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]

  • David Letterman - Tracy Morgan Knows Mitt Romney

    Tracy Morgan <a href="" target="_hplink">reveals some of Mitt Romney's nicknames</a> from when they attended high school together. Just last month, Steve Martin <a href=""target="_blank">made allusions to Mitt Romney's marijuana use</a> on the <i>Late Show</i> as well.

  • Totally Biased - President of Black America

    The newest late night host W. Kamau Bell <a href="" target="_hplink">proves that Barack Obama is the POBA</a>, even if he <a href=""target="_blank">doesn't want to be</a>.

  • Jimmy Fallon - Nancy Pelosi on Night News Now

    Nancy Pelosi <a href="" target="_hplink">compares Fruit Roll-ups and Fruit By the Foot</a> for Jimmy Fallon's Night News Now.

  • Bill Maher - Obama's Beer Attack Ad

    Bill Maher premieres the newest ad from President Obama, which attacks Mitt Romney for not drinking beer. [<a href="" target="_hplink">WATCH VIDEO</a>]


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