Watch Jon Stewart Take Over Colbert's 'Late Show' Desk

Former 'Daily Show' Host Takes on Trump and Especially Sean Hannity

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On a special live edition of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" following the Republican National Convention, Jon Stewart popped up (literally -- from under Colbert's desk) to join in a brief, discreet celebration of Fox News chief Roger Ailes' abrupt exit. The former Comedy Central "Daily Show" host then took over Colbert's chair (but not before Colbert put a jacket and clip-on tie on his former boss). Addressing the close of the Republican National Convention, Stewart said, "I thought Donald Trump was gonna speak. Ivanka said he was going to come out. She said he was really compassionate and generous, but then this angry groundhog came out and, uh, he just vomited on everybody for an hour."

But most of Stewart's rant was devoted to a takedown of Sean Hannity for what Stewart sees as the Fox News host's hypocritical support of Donald Trump. For 10 minutes or so, it was like the old "Daily Show" was back -- on CBS.

Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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