After a mostly canned, nostalgically hammy Oscars, Elinor Burkett's interruption of Roger Ross Williams's acceptance speech for best documentary short proved to be the most fertile ground for last night's Daily Show and Late Show.
After getting in his two cents on Burkett ("the woman who runs the snack counter at my synagogue's Purim festival") in the opening monologue, Jon Stewart enlisted John Oliver and Samantha Bee to tie it all into the recent Iraq elections. It's a mashup only The Daily Show could pull off.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Late Show offered a more straightforward take.
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