Rob Ford has studiously avoided addressing his alleged proclivity for smoking crack for four days, though pundits, councillors and premier Kathleen Wynne (plus ex-jailbird Conrad Black) are all still asking for a more thorough response than the one he gave Friday. However, Ford’s refusal to speak didn’t seem to bother late-night hosts Jon Stewart, Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel, all of whom riffed on the story—Kimmel even found a creative way to get an interview with the mayor. See the rest of the videos below.
• On Jimmy Kimmel Live, (above) Kimmel conducted an exclusive interview with “Rob Ford” as interpreted by by Parks & Recreation actor Jim O’Heir. Kimmel and O’Heir also created their own version of the infamous video, in which O’Heir dances like a maniac at a “crack party” attended by a Canadian flag-waving moose.
•On The Daily Show (below), Stewart used the opportunity to replay clips of Ford’s past embarrassments, and rebuffed Doug Holday’s suggestion that faking a video would be easy. (“Photos can easily be doctored. But videos? That’s some some James Cameron sh-t.”) He finished the segment with a report from Jason Jones and Samantha Bee “on location” in Toronto.
• Jay Leno also mentioned Ford on Monday’s Tonight Show, joking that if the allegations are true, at least Ford would still be qualified to be the mayor of Washington, D.C.