WATCH: Late Night Hosts React to Boston Marathon Bombings


Late night TV usually works like a pressure valve, channeling the troubling through the ridiculous, but last night’s roundup was different. Just hours after two bombs tore through crowds of spectators at the Boston Marathon, killing at least 3 and injuring more than 100, late-night hosts opened their shows with sober reflections on the tragedy.

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Take CBS’s Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson, known for his occasionally emotional, incisive monologues, who began Monday night’s show with this:

“Hey everybody, good evening. Tonight’s show is a little bit different. 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 the show with that tonight. Is anyone else sick of this…

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