Comedians find Apple-FBI standoff a laughing matter (watch videos)

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Finding humor in Apple vs. FBI

The epic battle between Apple and the FBI over breaking the encryption of an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino terrorists is a serious matter and even Conan O’Brien and Stephen Colbert play it straight when discussing it on their shows recently. But comedians/talk show hosts have also taken the opportunity to point out the absurdities of the situation. Take a spin through these videos if you want a few laughs, though we suggest doing so away from earshot of office mates due to some NSFW content.

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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: she hacks her own phone

Bee beats the government to the punch by hacking her own phone and revealing some of her most recent searches.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

This 18-minute deep dive into Apple vs the FBI is by far the most NFSW item in this collection, so skip it if you’re easily offended or put on a headset if you must watch at work…

Conan O’Brien with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

This clip isn’t funny at all, it’s basically Wozniak giving his take on the situation, and he comes down heavily in favor of Apple’s stand. And it’s not like he’s always an Apple homer even though he co-founded the company.

Light Night with Seth Meyers takes A Closer Look

Meyers on the self-destruct iPhone screen and more.

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah

Jokes about Apple treating the FBI like it treats the rest of its customers.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Skip ahead to the 2:55 mark to get into some iPhone backdoor chatter, though actually no laughs to be heard here.