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Jon Stewart, Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert try to break Internet with topless pic

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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Ever watched "The Daily Show" or "The Colbert Report" (rest in peace) and wonder what lies beneath those sorta-fancy suits, crisp white shirts and well-knotted ties?

Well, someone did, which led to an amazing Throwback Thursday Instagram posted by "The Daily Show's" official account on Thursday that shows all.

The short looping video features Steve Carell, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert baring their hairy chests and totally vamping it up for the camera. Carell's a bit more shy than the others, but Colbert knows how to work it and Stewart should be given a role in future "Magic Mike" movies.

It's also refreshing to see they're regular guys under it all, too; no hidden vanity six-packs.

Eagle-eyed viewers may even recall having seen it before: It was the October 11, 2001 "Moment of Zen" on the show, long before Carell's film career earned him an Oscar nomination and Colbert's iconic "Report" would position him to take over "The Late Show" as David Letterman's replacement. All you could know on that date was that you were seeing three amazing pieces of manflesh.

Then again, it also tells you one other thing: That exactly one month after the horrific events of 9/11, audiences were ready to laugh again. And "The Daily Show" provided the means. Thanks, guys!

Watch the original clip from "The Daily Show" in 2001.

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