Trevor Noah addressed the mass shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College on Thursday at the start of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.
“By now as you may have heard, a few hours ago, there was a tragic event that took place in Oregon,” Noah, who started hosting on Monday, said to the audience. “You know, normally in one of these situations, I’d just speak from the heart. But honestly this is not a normal situation for me. I haven’t had the time to feel, let alone think, about everything that’s happened. I’m sure that’s true for many people out there. So, right now, we can only express our grief for the people who are lost. I guess I can do what I do best, and that’s try to make people laugh. Let’s do our show.”
Ten people were murdered in the shooting, which happened in Roseburg, Oregon.
“Our thoughts and prayers are not enough,” President Barack Obama said in an address about the killings on Thursday night. “It’s not enough. It does not capture the heartache, grief and anger we should feel. And it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being inflicted some place else in America, next week or a couple of months from now.”
Watch Noah discuss the shooting below. The full episode of The Daily Show can be found here.