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VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin Perform at COLBERT's 'Wedding of the Century'

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On last night's The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert stepped in to officiate at a wedding which almost didn't take place due to the recent government shut down.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin Perform at COLBERT's 'Wedding of the Century'During the ceremony, a non-denominational Jewish blessing was sung by star of stage and screen Mandy Patinkin. Following the blessing, the actor explained the song was "a blessing that celebrates new beginnings, like a wedding... and like the new season of 'Homeland,' Sunday's at 9 pm, only on Showtime."

For the first dance, the couple was serenaded by five-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald singing Billy Idol's White Wedding. Check out the performances below!

Stephen Colbert is best known as the host, writer and executive producer of the long-running Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. Colbert is also a best-selling author and accomplished actor.

"The Colbert Report" launched on October 17, 2005 and has garnered ratings and critical success as one of the top shows on television. The show received its second Peabody Award this year after first receiving the prestigious award in 2008. Since the shows inception, it has received 18 Primetime Emmy nominations and, in 2010, Colbert and his writing team won the show's second Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. The extraordinary platform of the show and Stephens unique persona have allowed Stephen Colbert to impact cultural discourse in profound ways.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Mandy Patinkin Perform at COLBERT's 'Wedding of the Century'

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