Jon Stewart Tells No Jokes About Charleston Church Shooting

June 19, 2015 11:41 AM

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Jon Stewart can usually make jokes out of even the most sensitive news stories, but on Thursday night, the Daily Show host refused to treat the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina as fodder for comedy.

“I didn’t do my job today,” Stewart said on his decision not to write jokes for the opening monologue, “because of what happened in South Carolina.” He referred to his own fatigue in the chair, explaining, “Maybe if I wasn’t nearing the end of the run or this wasn’t such a common occurrence, maybe I...

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