After great tragedies, we often turn to our most cherished comedians to pick up our spirits. It’s how we cope. It’s how we heal. It’s how we try to remind ourselves that there is hope. 

But last night, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart wasn’t able to summon up any laughs. The reason: the Mother Emanuel Shooting. Instead he delivered what is in all likelihood the most profound statement on this tragedy so far.


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