Jon Stewart Drops The Jokes To Talk About Charleston
Jon Stewart started Thursday night's episode of "The Daily Show" with a somber monologue about the Charleston shooting.By Jake Godin | June 19, 2015
The night after a gunman killed nine people in Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, "The Daily Show"'s Jon Stewart took time away from his usual biting satire to be serious with his viewers.
“I didn’t do my job today, so I apologize. So I got nothing for you in terms of jokes and sounds. I honestly have nothing other than just sadness once again," Stewart said.
During his Charleston monologue, Stewart also took a moment to criticize South Carolina for essentially glorifying the Confederacy and suggested that it alienated the state's black population.