How Late-Night Reacted to the San Bernardino Shooting

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How late-night reacted to the San Bernardino shooting

L.A.-based James Corden and Southern California native Larry Wilmore were the only late-night hosts to address yesterday’s deadly shooting that killed 14 people. (Stephen Colbert is on vacation this week.) Corden started his show by saying, “it’s never a fun day at work when you see members of your team phoning family and friends to check that they’re alive. It occurred to me today we’ve only been on the air for nine months and it baffles me that we have to talk so often about mass shootings and tragedy. While at the top of his show, Wilmore said: “This is really unacceptable. Coming off the heels of the shooting last week at Planned Parenthood, it’s just so overwhelming. It’s happening too f—ing much, all right?”

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