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Conan O’Brien decided that with everybody comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, he would bring on a special guest to respond to the charge: Adolf Hitler himself! (Portrayed by Sarah Silverman.)

“All these comparisons to Trump, it’s like — it bums me out. You know what I mean?” said Hitler/Sarah. “I mean, sometimes I watch him and I’m like, ‘Is that how people see me?'”

Larry Wilmore also spoke to another special guest, to comment on a new push in Missouri to exempt Christian business owners from having to serve gay people: Jesus Christ.

And on a more serious note, Stephen Colbert interviewed an important living person: Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who discussed such issues as the relationships between law enforcement and communities of color, between the federal government and the iPhone — and between the Justice Department and Hillary Clinton.

Trevor Noah highlighted the visit to Washington by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — and Trevor found himself becoming enchanted: “Why do I suddenly have the urge to throw my panties at the screen? I don’t even wear panties.” Or does he?

Jimmy Kimmel examined the latest issue from Wednesday night’s Democratic debate: The online arguments about what color Bernie Sanders’s suit was. Jimmy insisted: “That suit is so brown, Donald Trump wants to have it deported.”

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