No Jokes, 'Just Sadness' From Jon Stewart After The Charleston Shooting


Jon Stewart didn't make anybody laugh last night.

In response to the shootings on Wednesday in South Carolina, "The Daily Show" anchor opened up his show by announcing he couldn't bring himself to write jokes that day.

Instead of his usual monologue and news segments, Stewart spoke about how racism is still very much alive in the US, specifically referencing the Confederate flag that flies above the South Carolina state capitol and how some roads in the state are named after Confederate generals.

He also mentioned the hypocrisy of fighting wars overseas to protect us from terrorists while we face danger from racism inside the US.

Stewart ended the address by announcing Malala Yousafzai was that night's guest.

He said of Yousafzai,

Citations: Jon Stewart Says He Cant Tell Jokes After Charleston Church Shooting (Huffington Post)