“If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more fucking time,” said “The Daily Show” host as he tried to digest the news about another unarmed black man’s death being treated unjustly. “But I would really settle for less fucking tragedy.” Pointing out how the coroner ruled Eric Garner’s death a homicide and that the video footage of the incident should be self-evident, Jon Stewart went on to ramble, shout swear words and try as hard as he could to come up with a way to achieve catharsis through humor.

Wednesday night, however, was a rare occasion in the comedian’s career when he simply couldn’t find a way to laugh about how broken our society is.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi Zapata

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