12/17/2012 10:55 am ET Updated Feb 14, 2013

The BEST Late Night Clips of The Week (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

This past Monday night, long before the tragic events of Newtown, Connecticut occurred, Jon Stewart was wondering aloud: when exactly is the right time to talk about gun control in America? Stewart was referring to Bob Costas' much-criticized Sunday Night Football speech about gun violence after Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide, but he could have been talking about shootings at the Aurora, Colorado theater, the Sikh temple in Wisconsin or this latest massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

It's not easy to laugh during times like these, but in this last week before several late night shows go on extended hiatus for the holidays, there were many moments of joy to be found.

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The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (December 10 - December 16, 2012)