Jon Stewart gets serious weighing in on Eric Garner case

December 5, 2014 1:14 PM

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Jon Stewart gets serious weighing in on Eric Garner case

Jon Stewart’s segment on the Eric Garner grand jury decision may have aired on Comedy Central, but it wasn’t funny. Even Stewart, the political commentator-comedian was at a rare loss for words and jokes while weighing in on the grand jury’s decision not to indict Eric Garner’s killer, an NYPD police officer named Daniel Pantaleo.

“I honestly don’t know what to say,” Stewart said on the Dec. 3 airing of “The Daily Show.” “If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more [expletive] time, but I would really settle for less [expletive] tragedy.”

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