WATCH: Jon Stewart Delights in Rick Scott's Absurd Hissy Fit About a Fan

Jon Stewart was positively cackling last night. Finally, a good reason had come along to take a break from Ebola and ISIS. It's called "Fangate," the ridiculous spectacle of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's refusal to debate former Gov. Charlie Crist because Crist had a fan installed at the bottom of his podium.


"You need two to debate," Stewart said. "Otherwise, it's a masturbate."

What followed was about eight straight minutes of sweaty ball jokes, mana for the late-night comedian. Samantha Bee even joined for a discussion of Florida's long rich history of "ball coolery."

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