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Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, Meyers & Corden reflect on Las Vegas Tragedy

Another day in the U.S. of A, another shooting tragedy.

On Monday October 2nd, 2017, the United States of America awoke to the horrid news of a mass shooting in the heart of Sin City – Las Vegas.

Long term Vegas resident Stephen Paddock, 64, broke his way through a 32nd floor hotel window at Mandalay Bay Casino on the Vegas strip, and rained a hail of bullets onto concert-goers attending a country music festival below, killing 59 people and injuring over 500 others – before turning the gun on himself.

While it is the largest shooting tragedy on American soil in history, many people are now calling for gun control, with politics becoming more dirty on either side – even with a lacklustre tweet from someone who is meant to reign power in horrible situations. (‘warmest’?? REALLY?)

But with all the goings-on saturating news and online, you would want to take your mind off things by turning to late night comedy. However, one cannot shy away from such tragic events that affects everyone.

Late Night talk show hosts Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon tend to embrace their shaken audiences and the rest of the world, which they should really be doing as these events should never be happening.

The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon opened with Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler performing a cover of Dido’s ‘No Freedom’.

Jimmy Kimmel Live gave a personal touch, expressing how Vegas is Jimmel’s hometown and hung Senators out to dry who voted on a gun loop-hole.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert asks T.Rump Steak what needs to be done now, and doing nothing is cowardice.

The Late Late Show with James Corden gave his view from a foreigner’s perspective.

and Late Night with Seth Meyers appeals to Congress on what to do next.

Your move, “Mr President…”

To help or donate to the victims, visit RedCross.org

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Matt
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