Jon Stewart gave an amazing speech to cover the Charleston church shooting during one of his final episodes of The Daily Show on Thursday night (June 18).
The 52-year-old comedian didn’t write any jokes for his opening monologue and said he was filled with “just sadness.”
“I didn’t do my job today, because of what happened in South Carolina,” Jon started off saying. “Maybe if I wasn’t nearing the end of the run or this wasn’t such a common occurrence, maybe I could have pulled out of the spiral, but I didn’t. I honestly have nothing other than just sadness.”
“If this had been what we thought was Islamic terrorism…it’s ‘we’ve got to do whatever we can — we’ll torture people! — we’ve got to do whatever we can to keep Americans safe.’ Nine people shot in a church, what about that? ‘Hey, what are you gonna do, crazy is as crazy does.’ That’s the part that I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around,” Jon said to compare the shooting to terrorism.
Jon Stewart Covers Charleston Shooting, Tells No Jokes