The Daily Show has dutifully covered the Michael Brown case and its depressing aftermath with both earnestness and levity. But last night, when addressing the grand jury’s decision not to indict the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner, Jon Stewart admitted he was at a loss for words.
“I honestly don’t know what to say,” Stewart said. “If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time. But I would really settle for less fucking tragedy to be honest with you.”