Jon Stewart is very rarely lost for words, but as he discussed the death of Eric Garner at the hands of police in New York, he found it difficult to express himself.
The United States has had a difficult time in recent weeks as the focus on their police force and the number of deaths that occur at their hands continues to garner plenty of media attention. Most recently, the death of an unarmed black man, Eric Garner, who was killed by an illegal chokehold used by an officer attempting to subdue him has made international headlines and once again highlighted the need for a deeper look at how the system as a whole treats the citizens it is sworn to protect.
When discussing that issue on Wednesday night after it was revealed that there would be no indictment in the Garner case of the officer concerned, Stewart ditched his usual comedic tone for a more serious one, and was left struggling for words to describe what he and others were feeling as a result of that decision.
"If comedy is tragedy plus time, I need more f***ing time, but I would really settle for less f***ing tragedy, to be honest".