Stephen Colbert Is Able to Turn on Dime from Some Profound Words on UCC Shooting to Jokes

One of the greatest challenges of late night is the handling of national or global tragedies that occurred a night before. As all late night show are comedy shows, it can be difficult to find the right level of sincerity, the duration of time of which you should address the topic, and how to overall go about it without creating a weird tension that keeps the comedy part of the show off balance. 

Stephen Colbert not only does a great job in bringing up the Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon and addressing it, but he manages to almost seamlessly get right into the comedy without missing a beat. It’s another example of how Colbert is filling some big shoes at The Late Show pretty well.

Watch it here.