Osama Bin Laden took center stage Monday night as TV funny guys Kimmel, Leno, Letterman, Cobert, Conan, and Stewart joked about the death of public enemy number one. What else does America do better than turn international news into comedy? After being the target of the American government for ten years, I think it is only fair that Bin Laden’s death be the target of American television. We’ve lived in fear for quite some time at the hands of this man, so now it’s time to celebrate by making fun of his demise. And no, it’s not too soon. Here is a recap of last night’s Bin Laden bash-a-thon from the kings of comedy.
Jimmy Kimmel comments on Bin Laden’s “respectful” burial at sea on Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Jay Leno of The Tonight Show shows us some unseen footage of Obama’s Sunday night speech announcing Bin Laden’s death, where he is giddy with excitement.
David Letterman of The Late Show created a Top 10 List of Bin Laden’s most likely last words. Not only is he taking a stab at Osama, but he mocks Donald Trump, killing two birds with one stone.
Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report lets us know that we can now throw a long awaited “We Got Bin Laden” party after dusting off the 10 year old deflated balloons and moldy Bin Laden cake.
Conan O’Brien of Conan jokes about the recent Bin Laden news, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s involvement in the attack and Bin Laden’s Kinkos usage.
And Jon Stewart of The Daily Show compared Osama to an OC Housewife? And Spongebob Squarepants? And Macaulay Culkin? Yes, yes he did.
Let’s take the time to thank military special forces for putting an end to Bin Laden’s terrorism, as well as these late night TV hosts for making it okay to laugh at someone’s death.