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A big night for Minnesota on late-night TV

Posted by: Neal Justin under Behind the scenes, Late-night TV, Television Updated: January 9, 2013 - 12:17 PM

Chris Kluwe takes on Stephen Colbert


It was supposed to be Jimmy Kimmel's big night - and in many ways it was. The shift to an earlier time slot for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" helped guide it to victory Tuesday over "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and "The Late Show with David Letterman."

But those looking for Minnesota connections would have been better off tuning to Comedy Central.

On "The Daily Show," a hoarse Jon Stewart went after those who are not insisting we take a serious look at gun control, including fomer Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura who was quoted from a September 2012 roundtable discussion, arguing that taking guns away from owners because some people misuse them is the equivalent of taking cars away from Americans because some people are responsible for drunk driving. Stewart's response-- that Ventura was missing the fact that car use is regulated - got one of the biggest cheers of the evening,

You can see Stewart's rant here:  http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-january-8-2013/scapegoat-hunter---gun-control

A much more hospitable reception was awaiting Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe who guested on "The Colbert Report." Kluwe was there to talk about his support of both gun control and gay rights, but Colbert couldn't resist getting in a dig about his team's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

"You got your lutefisk handed ot you," Colbert said.

Kluwe was relaxed - maybe too much so, sporting a stocking cap, t-shirt, blue jeans and sandals. Sandals?

You can see the entire interview here: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/422719/january-08-2013/chris-kluwe







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