Late-Night Hosts Respond to San Bernardino Shooting: "This Has Really Got to Stop"
"It's never a fun day at work when you see members of your team phoning family and friends to check that they're alive."
Larry Wilmore and James Corden both spoke about the San Bernardino shootings that killed 14 people and wounded 17 more on Wednesday.
"This is really unacceptable, coming off the heels of the shooting last week at Planned Parenthood." said Wilmore on The Nightly Show. He said the events were "still unfolding" as they taped the show. "It's just so overwhelming. It's happening too f—ing much."
"Let me just see if I can put it in perspective for you: There have been 355 mass shootings this year, and we are only on calendar day 336," said Wilmore. "This has really got to stop."
The late-night host then introduced a segment on Laquan McDonald, the Chicago teen killed by police. "Anyhow, enough talking about the shootings from this year — let's talk about one from last year," said Wilmore.
James Corden also addressed the shooting on The Late Late Show. "We've been hearing all day on the news of another mass shooting that happened today, this one taking place close to our home," said Corden.
He added, "It's never a fun day at work when you see members of your team phoning family and friends to check that they're alive. It occurred to me today: We've only been on the air for nine months, and it baffles me that we have to talk so often about mass shootings and tragedy."
Corden said that he doesn't know what the answer is, but he sends his thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the tragedy. "We hope that you're OK, and we hope you understand that you are not on your own, and we are thinking about you, and we're so sorry," said Corden.
Watch Wilmore and Corden speak below.