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Late-night laughs

The best of recent jokes by late-night comedians:

Stephen Colbert

“I must have missed the moment when racism ended. I wonder when it was? The time Ross dated Aisha Tyler on ‘Friends?’ Or when Keebler added a black elf? Oh, I know.

“It must have been when they made slavery illegal in Mississippi all the way back in ... four weeks ago.”

“Jon Stewart has announced he will be taking the summer off from ‘The Daily Show.’ We wish him all the best in his new project: ruling the country of Venezuela.”

Conan O’Brien

“Today Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell released a Harlem Shake video.

“So just when you think a trend is dead, it’s made cool again by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.”

“In his first interview since losing the election, Mitt Romney says it kills him to not be in the White House. He said he’ll always think of it as the one house he couldn’t buy.”

Craig Ferguson

“Former president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, died yesterday. Sean Penn actually went down to Venezuela and met Chavez a few times.

“He’s a polarizing figure that a lot of Americans really don’t like. Chavez was, too.”

Jimmy Kimmel

“The show has Dennis Rodman, our new ambassador to North Korea. Dennis is back home safely after visiting the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. And apparently they hit it off.

“Rodman called him a friend for life. But he said the same thing when he married Carmen Electra.”

Jay Leno

“Welcome, sequestration survivors. Congress did not reach an agreement and Congresswoman Maxine Waters said 170 million jobs could be lost. There are only 155 million workers in America.

“Are you beginning to understand why we’re in this situation in the first place?”

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