Jon Stewart drops humor for Charleston shooting
WATCH: Comedian says attack on African-American church in South Carolina left him jokeless
As Jon Stewart said Thursday night, his job for the past 16 years has been to deliver jokes based on the news.
On Thursday, however, he simply could not do his job – the killing of nine at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina had left him, for the first time, unable to write jokes.
Below is video of Stewart’s joke-less monologue, in which he delivers one of the most impassioned segments of his career.