Tonight on The Daily Show, Jon Stewart began his routine on a serious note by addressing Monday afternoon’s Boston marathon bombings. In a brief but heartfelt monologue, the satirist thanked the city of Boston for “inspiring and solidifying” his faith in humanity by demonstrating resilience and courage in the face of such a tragic attack.
“I’m just going to say this to Boston,” he began. “Thank you. Thank you for — in the face of gross inhumanity — inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country.”
He then reflected upon the well-known rivalry between his hometown New York City and Boston:
Oftentimes the two cities are accusing each other of various levels of suckitude. But it is in situations like this that we realize it is clearly a sibling rivalry and that we are your brothers and sisters. In this type of event, as a city that knows the feeling of confusion, anger, and grief, and chaos that comes with these events, I can tell you from personal experience, you’ve got a hell of a city going there. And you’ve done an incredible job in the face of all of this.
As he finished up the remarks, scenic flyover footage of Boston played on-camera and the audience applauded.
Watch below, via Comedy Central:
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