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Jon Stewart has a ball with Florida's Crist-Scott 'fangate' controversy

It has been "a lousy couple of weeks, years, decades," Jon Stewart said at the beginning of Thursday night's Daily Show. But finally something made him look up and say "Thank you, Jesus." Well, three things, technically: Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's "presumably sweaty balls," and the fan he insisted on having to cool them off at Wednesday night's debate with Gov. Rick Scott (R). Famously, Scott refused to come onstage to debate for four live-televised minutes because of the fan.

I'm not going to lie to you: Most of the next eight minutes is dedicated to jokes about testicles. Samantha Bee gets in on the action, highlighted by a Florida topography lesson that memorably features the Sunshine State's peculiar shape. If you're a fan of the genre, there are some good jokes. If you don't find balls jokes amusing, probably best to skip this one. --Peter Weber