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The state of Indiana was in for some more ridicule on the late night comedy shows, in the wake of the controversies over its “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”

Conan O’Brien spoke with Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Czar,” played by former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Parnell, to talk about all the detailed research he has done in order to be on the lookout for gay men.

Indiana native David Letterman presented a list, “Top Ten Guys Indiana Governor Mike Pence Looks Like,” based on Pence’s press conference Tuesday. (Spoiler: They’re all archetypal jerks.)

And Jimmy Fallon tried out a special prediction method to see who will win the NCAA Final Four: Having a bunch of puppies gather around four bowls of kibble, each named for one of the schools. (Well, it’s probably as good as any other predictor!)

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