Comedy took a backseat on late-night TV yesterday as hosts across all major networks set aside jokes to reflect on the tragedy that befell a concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, when a gunman wounded at least 527 people, killing over 50 of them.
Here are the best points from the late-night hosts on this terrible tragedy.
Jimmy Kimmel: 'Your Thoughts and Prayers Are Insufficient'
A tearful Kimmel, who grew up in Las Vegas, lambasted Congress for doing nothing to prevent these shootings from happening again and again.
"President Trump...said he was praying for those who lost their lives," Kimmel said. "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, a number of other lawmakers who won't do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip, also sent their thoughts and their prayers today. Which is good. They should be praying to God to forgive them for letting the gun lobby run this country."
He added, "With all due respect, your thoughts and your prayers are insufficient."
Stephen Colbert: 'Doing Nothing Is Cowardice."
'The Late Show' host offered a number of suggestions to improve America's gun laws and then called on President Trump to act on the 'thoughts and prayers' he was sending to Las Vegas. "By all means offer thoughts and prayers. But think about what you need to do, and pray for the courage to do it."
Because "doing nothing is cowardice," Colbert added.
'The Daily Show' host was stunned to realize that he's only lived in America for two years, but there have been 20 mass shootings in that short time. And what shocked him even more was the number of people — from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to right-wing journalists — saying now is not the time to talk about America's gun-control laws.
"If you say after a mass shooting is never the time, then you'll never have the conversation in America because there's a mass shooting almost every single day."
And if that seems like an exaggeration, keep in mind that an unidentified shooter opened fire on a crowd in Lawrence, Kansas on the same day as the tragedy in Las Vegas.
James Corden: 'Gun Violence Should Not Be a Staple of American Life'
'The Late Late Show' host was taken aback by the fact that he's seen the record for the worst mass shooting in American history broken twice in his 2.5 years living in the country.
"Gun violence should not be a staple of American life," Corden said. "Some say it's too early to talk about gun control. For those victims last [weekend], it's too late."
For the TBS star, one of the most shocking things about the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting was going to work the next day and finding his head writer waiting with a thick file of the host's remarks on the mass shootings that have occurred in America over the last decade.
"That struck me," Conan said. "How could there be a file of mass shooting remarks for a late-night host? When did that become normal? When did this become a ritual? And what does it say about us that it has?"
Seth Meyers: Are Miracles the 'Best Plan D.C. Has for Dealing with Gun Violence?'
The frustrated 'Late Night' host called on Congress to be honest about their refusal to take action on gun violence.
"Congressman Steve Scalise...returned to the House floor four months after being shot himself and said that his being alive is proof that miracles really do happen," Meyers noted. "But is that the best plan D.C. has for dealing with gun violence? When there's a shooting, we just pray for a miracle?
"Maybe that is it, but if you're not willing to do anything, just be honest and tell us....Instead of saying this is not the time to talk about it, just say we're never going to talk about it."