King of Late-Night Comedy
Delegates may have walked out on Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s bizarre rant at the U.N. but talk-show comics didn’t miss it. Watch highlights from Leno, Letterman, Conan, and Fallon.
Qaddafi: Proof That a Groucho Marx Haircut Isn’t Always Funny
And now, the comedy stylings of Muammar Qaddafi! The Libyan leader took to the U.N. stage Wednesday with a rambling rant against the Security Council, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the “silent devils” who don’t tell the truth. He mercifully cut himself off after an hour and half—before he could get into “What’s the deal with airplane food?”
Conan to Joe: Burn!
Later that night, Conan O’Brien used his requisite Qaddafi joke to zing V.P. Biden for his own rambling oratory style. Say it ain’t so, Co!
Leno similarly used his Qaddafi joke to poke fun at someone else, namely Kanye West. Leno said the rapper’s presence would have been appreciated in halting the loquacious leader’s speech. Sorry, Jay, we’re pretty sure this one’s beyond even Kanye’s disruptive abilities.
Second Verse, Same as the First
And, two hours later, Jimmy Fallon cracked the exact same Kanye joke. Maybe it’s funnier if you’re two hours more sleep-deprived?
Sage Advice From Dave
Before the controversial colonel made headlines for his U.N. performance, Letterman roasted him with a Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting Muammar Qaddafi Live With You. Our personal fave? “No. 5: Is There Any Way This Can End Well?” Good advice that Donald Trump shouldn’t have ignored.
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