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'The Early Show' Presents Late-Night Comedians Riffing On the Debt Ceiling Debate (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 28th 2011 2:30PM
Jay Leno on the debt ceiling on 'The Early Show'As the standoff over the debt ceiling continues in Washington, pundits and politicos are debating, and mocking, the subject endlessly across all forms of media. 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM on CBS) offered up a montage of late night comedians cracking jokes about the seemingly endless debate. The clips included David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Fallon talking fiscal politics in their opening monologues.

Letterman and Fallon poked fun at the different plans floating around for debt reduction. "Ladies and gentlemen," said Letterman, "when you hear your name called, do me a favor, come up here onstage and tell us about your debt reduction plan."

Kimmel and Leno looked more into the numbers. "Obama urged the American people to call Congress and demand that both parties work together on a compromise," said Kimmel. "The calls are 99 cents for the first minute, and a trillion dollars each additional minute."

Leno brought superheroes into the storyline. "'Captain America,' the number one movie in America," said Leno. "The good news, it made 65 million dollars. The bad news, Captain America owes Captain China 14 trillion dollars." Maybe Congress could use some CGI to make a new debt ceiling look higher.

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