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Working at The Daily Show is obviously a pain-staking task. You’ve gotta somehow find humor in the words and action of President Bush.

And what do correspondents receive for such hard work? A pat on the back? Mockery from established programs such as Fox News? Critically-acclaimed success in follow-up projects?

For Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell, it’s been at least the latter.

Steve Carell on The Daily Show

While neither ex-pupil of Jon Stewart won any Emmy Awards Sunday night (Carell lost out to Tony Shaloub for best comedic actor; but his sitcom, The Office, did win for funniest series), the duo still posed for an extreme close-up at a post-show party: