There were only three topics of conversation on the late-night airwaves Monday: Martin Luther King Jr., the presidential inauguration, and of course, Michelle Obama’s bangs.
On “The Daily Show,” correspondents Jessica Williams and Al Madrigal showed up with new hairstyles inspired by the first lady. Asked her thoughts about President Obama’s speech, Williams replied that “it was fresh, it was new, it was unexpected yet really classy. I thought the speech really helped frame the president’s agenda in a sexy way.”
When Jon Stewart suggested she was copying Michelle’s look, Williams insisted she’d been sporting “b-b-b-b-bangs” since she was a babe – and offered up the photo to prove it. For his part, Madrigal was upset to learn that Stewart wasn’t fond of his makeover. “So now I’m fat?” he screeched in response. (Jason Jones, covering the conservative side of the news, stuck to a Nancy Reagan red suit and curly blond coiffe.)