The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson unloaded on the bombing in Boston, a city with which he has a "personal connection" in his monologue early this morning.
He delved right into the Boston Marathon bombing at the onset.
“Obviously the news of today is so horrendous that it would seem insensitive at best to say ‘It’s a great day for America,’ so I won’t be starting with that," he said.
“Is anyone else sick of this sh**? I seem to have to say that too often."
Hundreds of runners who had expected to leave Boston on Tuesday with a sense of triumph after a night of celebration left instead with heavy hearts.
At least three people were killed. The bombings also sent 176 people to area hospitals, including 17 who were critically injured, police officials say.
Needless to say, this cast a pall over Ferguson’s mind – and show.
“People say to me ‘Craig, your job is to make people laugh at the end of the day.’ And I think, yes, that’s true, but I’ve never professed to be any damn good at that."
"And, the thing is, people want their mind taken off it. And I think, well ok, if you want your mind taken off it, you know, watch a cartoon or a video or something."
"I understand it, it’s acceptable. I don’t think it’s a terrible thing to not want to think about it, but I can’t not think about it. I have a personal connection with the city of Boston."
"I have some history there. I have family there."
Ferguson proceeded to describe the Massachusetts city and his ties to it in amusing, heartwarming fashion, a sentiment so many can no doubt relate to:
"When I became an American citizen in 2008, I spoke at Faneuil Hall at the invitation of Tommy Menino, the mayor of Boston, and one of the more colorful characters in American politics."
"I’ve been there for July 4 many times… and every cop in Boston looks like I’m his brother… My first stand up special in America, I shot it in Boston. I like that town."
"I’m appalled by this and when I watch it on these streets that I know, it’s horrifying.”
“If I have all this inside of me … If I have all this rage and anger and distress and upset inside of me, I’m not a good enough comedian to hide all that from you.”
Well spoken, Craig. And you too, Patton Oswalt.