Stewart: 'Hallelujah' for budget deal

Wednesday's budget deal left "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart stunned as the comedian last night praised Congress for its ability to compromise.

"Deal? Deal?" asked the Comedy Central host. "What type of witchcraft is this?"

To a resounding "Hallelujah" chorus, Stewart laid out some of the details of the two-year agreement hashed out by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.).

Commenting on the stark height difference between Ryan and Murray, Stewart ribbed the senator and representative for not being able to see eye-to-eye on prior budget crises.

"Oh my God, these two members of Congress are literal visual analogs for how the two sides can't see eye-to-eye," Stewart said. "They are a life-size bar graph of the fiscal distance between the parties."

Stewart went on to note that the Ryan-Murray deal would set government spending at just over $1 trillion for 2014 and 2015 — a number between what Democrats and Republicans wanted.

"So it took you guys three years and a government shutdown to come up with, 'I don't know, why don't we split the difference?'" Stewart asked.