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Video: Jon Stewart Drops Comedy, Blasts Reaction to Charleston Shooting

Jon Stewart Charleston Shooting

Brilliant comedian Jon Stewart, who’s on his way out at The Daily Show, gave an impressive performance during last night’s show, dropping the comedy in a segment about the recent Charleston shooting.

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“I have one job, and it’s a pretty simple job,” he said. “I come in, in the morning, and we look at the news, and I write jokes about it, and then I make a couple of faces […] and then it’s just cha-ching, and I’m out the door.”

He then apologized to The Daily Show’s audience for the lack of jokes in the segment. “I honestly have nothing, other than just sadness,” he said.

Stewart then compared America’s reaction to any foreign attack threatening the integrity of its citizens to its “eh, what are you gonna do?” attitude towards domestic violence, such as the Charleston shootings.

The popular anchor also brought up racism, saying that’s pretty much what happened in South Carolina, and adding that the state still flies the Confederate flag and has roads named for Confederate generals.

The entire 5-minute segment follows below, and you really need to watch it.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.