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09/11/2014 08:51 am ET

Laughter After 9/11: The Moments David Letterman, Jon Stewart & Others Brought Us Back

CBS

On this national day of reflection and memorial, we want to once again take a look back at those moments that proved the "healing power of comedy" to be true.

From David Letterman's first night back at "Late Show" to The Onion's brilliantly cathartic post-9/11 issue to Gilbert Gottfried's legendarily filthy roast of Hugh Hefner, these are the times we realized that it was okay, and even necessary, to laugh again.

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