Stephen Colbert Somberly Addresses the Oregon Mass Shooting
The Late Show host addressed Thursday’s tragedy on Friday’s show — one day after his CBS late-night colleague James Corden began his show with his heartfelt thoughts on the shooting — delivering a moving monologue on “honesty” and “pretending.” Colbert also did not dance to kick off his Friday show, perhaps to set the somber tone of his monologue.
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