Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are close friends who've collaborated on everything from the Daily Show to the Rally to Restore Sanity to a nerdy-as-hell lightsaber battle, but Stewart had never been a guest on the Colbert Report until last night.

With just 12 episodes of the Report remaining, Stewart turned up to pitch his first film as a director, Rosewater. But first, Colbert had to grill him the same way he'd grill any other "liberal lion" who comes on his show (except with a deep and abiding bromance).

Stephen Colbert, the character, has really been at his best and his most fun during the run-up to his final episode, which only makes it harder to accept that he has less than a month to live.

[h/t Vulture]