"Comedy Shouldn't Have To Be An Act Of Courage" - Jon Stewart On Charlie Hebdo Tragedy 6 years ago

"Comedy Shouldn't Have To Be An Act Of Courage" - Jon Stewart On Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

Jon Stewart paid tribute to the twelve people shot in yesterday's attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo headquarters.

The host opened last night’s instalment of The Daily Show with a touching monologue.

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"I think we’d all agree 2014 was not a great year for people," Stewart begins.

"But I think the hope was that 2015 would bring sort a respite from the kinds of terrible events that have become all too familiar for us, but our hearts are with the staff of Charlie Hebdo and their families tonight".

"I know very few people go into comedy as an act of courage, mainly because it shouldn’t have to be that, it should be taken as established, but those guys at Hebdo had it and they were killed for their cartoons", he continued.

"Our goal tonight is not to make sense of this, because there is no sense to be made of this... Our goal, as always, is to keep going."

Watch the clip in full below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBSSfbPdrBg
Video via YouTube/KillerKushNewsTV
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