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Laughter After 9/11: The Moments David Letterman, Jon Stewart & Others Brought Us Back

On this national day of reflection and memorial, we want to once again take a look back at those moments that proved the “healing power of comedy” to be true.

To see Conan, SNL and South Park’s tributes to 9/11 go here. 

Liberty???

GUEST: We want to go to that Island with the prison on it.
CONCIERGE: Hm. The prison? In New York? Riker’s?
GUEST: It’s like a famous shut down prison out on an Island and they do tours.
CONCIERGE: You’re thinking of Alcatraz.
GUEST: Yes!
CONCIERGE: That’s in California, I’m afraid.
GUEST: What’s the Island in New York that tourists visit?
CONCIERGE: Our most famous tourist islands are the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
GUEST’S HUSBAND: Right. The prison at the Statue of Liberty.
CONCIERGE: Well, there’s no prison there.
GUEST’S HUSBAND: You sure?
CONCIERGE: I’m sure. It would be pretty ironic to have a prison at the Statue of Liberty.
GUEST: Why?
(beat)
CONCIERGE: Because… liberty?
GUEST: So if there’s not a prison, what do you do there?

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