Tuesday, December 02, 2008

This is why I love the Daily Show

The thing with doing a comedy show parodying news shows is, you're often making light of events that might be tragic or shocking. This is very hard to do without being very very tasteless and insensitive.

That being the case, I was quite surprised and dismayed when I saw that Jon Stewart and John Oliver were doing a bit on the Mumbai terror attacks on yesterday's Daily Show. Whats happened in Mumbai affected me personally, and I really don't appreciate people making fun of it. But Jon and John came through, and the segment that followed captured my sentiments perfectly, while at the same time being hilarious.

"There will always be motherf**rs. What we can't do is let them control our motherf**king lives."

Amen to that.