June 13, 2016

I can't imagine having to put on a comedy show the night after such a day as yesterday. John Oliver was the first comedy/news show just by accident of calendar. His cold open addressed the violence with emotion and candor:

You know by now at least 50 people were killed in a gay nightclub by a gunman in what is being called a terrorist attack. And look, it's still early, and details are still emerging, and right now it just hurts.

And the worst thing is, this pain is so familiar. In Paris last November, terrorists seemed to target places symbolizing everything that is wonderful about France: culture, music, restaurants. In Orlando, early this morning, the gunman attacked a Latin night at a gay club in the theme park capital of the world. For the record, I will happily embrace a Latin night at a gay club in the theme park capital of the world as the ultimate symbol of what is truly wonderful about America.”

...on the day when some dipshit terrorist wants us to focus on one man's act of brutality and hatred, it might be worth seeing this video, which was posted to TWitter today. It shows hundreds and hundreds of people this morning lining up around the block in Florida waiting to donate blood. And it kind of reminds you, that that terrorist dipshit, is vastly outnumbered. And now please enjoy our stupid show.

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