Late-night host Jimmy Fallon has been put on notice that he’s not allowed to poke fun at the president after he dared “humanize” Donald Trump last fall by having him as a guest and playfully messing up his hair.

Stephen Colbert must have taken that lesson to heart and on Tuesday he colleague Jon Stewart act as a Trump stand-in, complete with a nasty looking critter strapped to his head to dissuade any impulse to let his fingers go wandering into trouble.

And that is what separates a comic genius like Stewart from wannabes like Fallon and Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep.

If only he’d let loose like this before the election, President Clinton would be nominating a Supreme Court justice.

Not funny? Did you happen to miss the really, really long red tie? It was really long.