Jon Stewart returned with a unibrow and a title change: A Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He had a Cornell professor in labor relations on as his guest to talk about the WGA strike. Twas all about the strike.
Stephen Colbert had no intro for his intro and no words for his Word.
As these two Comedy Central stalwarts relied the most on writers of any of the late-night chatters, having them come back during the WGA strike undoubtedly created the most awkwardness. Stewart and Colbert managed to maintain their comedic characters while focusing on the awkwardness for these first half-hours back on the air. How long can they keep this up, though? I suppose the same can be said for the strike.