How the Late-Night Shows Addressed Las Vegas Massacre (Video)

Hosts strike somber, angry and exhausted tones on evening after largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history

Last Updated: October 3, 2017 @ 7:20 AM

Jimmy Kimmel may be getting the most attention for his tearful response to Sunday’s Las Vegas mass-shooting tragedy, but he’s not the only late-night host to speak out after the senseless slaughter.

On CBS, Stephen Colbert opened “The Late Show” from behind his desk, challenging President Trump and lawmakers to “come up with a better answer” to our nation’s gun control issue.

“Anything but nothing,” he said. “Doing nothing is cowardice.”

“You don’t owe the Republicans anything,” Colbert addressed Trump directly on his party’s ties to the National Rifle Association. “You know the Republicans tried to stop you from being President — well, screw ‘em.”

Watch Colbert’s message above.

Jimmy Fallon outsourced his moment to guests Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler, who performed “No Freedom.”

“We need to remember that good still exists in this world,” Fallon introduced the unlikely duo.

Watch that one here:

An hour later, Seth Meyers expressed how tired he is of hearing “now is not the time” to talk about gun control.

“It would be so much more honest if you would just admit that your plan is to never talk about it and never take any action,” he scolded Congress.

Watch Meyers’ open here:

James Corden, the foreigner of the bunch, offered an outsider’s perspective on the frequency of such horrific events.

“Last night was the biggest mass shooting in United States history,” he said. “That’s a record that’s been set twice in just the two-and-a-half years that I’ve been living in America.”

“I come from a place where we don’t have shootings of this frequency, so it’s hard for me to fathom,” Corden continued. “But it should be hard for everyone to fathom. Gun violence should not be a staple of American life.”

Watch Corden here:

Don’t worry, “Conan” — we didn’t forget about you.

“I don’t think it should be so easy for one demented person to kill so many people so quickly,” he said. “The sounds of those automatic weapons last night are grotesquely out of place in a civilized society. It makes no sense to me, as a reasonable human being and a father.”

“Something needs to change,” O’Brien concluded. “It really does.”

Watch the TBS host here:

On Sunday, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire from his 32nd floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay casino, shooting down at the Harvest 91 country music festival during Jason Aldean’s headlining set. At least 59 people were killed, and more than 500 wounded.

When police breached the room, they found Paddock dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gun wound. More than 10 rifles were found in the room, and almost twice as many more guns in Paddock’s home. Las Vegas cops also discovered explosives in the retiree’s 2,000 square-foot house.

There is currently no known motive for the massacre.