As he does from time to time, Jon Stewart went into serious mode last night in the wake of the killings of the journalists in Paris.
“It’s a stark reminder that the legislators, and journalists, and institutions are not in any way the enemy,” he said.
Comedy in the wake of tragedy presents a challenge to comedians. On his show last night, Conan O’Brien was more than up to the task.
Thinking twice before making a joke “is not the way it’s supposed to be,” he said.
Related: 'Charlie Hebdo' laughed in the face of violence; will future satirists? (NPR)
Charlie Hebdo: We must not stop laughing at these murderous clowns (The Guardian).