Colbert and Stewart celebrate bin Laden's death

Moldy cake, dusty balloons, and an emotional "Daily Show" monologue to mark passing of terrorist leader

By Salon Staff
Published May 3, 2011 12:15PM (EDT)

Last night, Stephen Colbert celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden by throwing a party -- complete with dusty balloons and a moldy cake he claimed he'd been saving since 2002.

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 On "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart couldn't help pausing to offer some serious commentary. "I am way too close to this whole episode to be rational about this in any way, shape, or form," he said. "Last night was a good night ... not just for New York or D.C. or America, but for human people.... Al-Qaida's opportunity is gone."

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