Watch: Stewart and Colbert Give Their Love to Boston
Last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert dedicated their opening segments to the city of Boston, in the wake of a deadly bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 170.
“Thank you for, once again in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my belief in humanity and the people of this country,” Stewart said, before ruminating on New York and Boston’s storied rivalry.
“You know, New Yorkers and Boston kind of have a little bit of a competition, oftentimes the two cities accusing each other of various levels of suckitude, but it is in situations like that this that we realize it is clearly a sibling rivalry and we are your brothers and sisters in this type of event,” the host added.
Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Boston’s history of resilience in tough circumstances, from the pilgrims and American Revolution to the Red Sox’s 86-year losing streak. He followed by commending marathoners who pitched in to help after the explosion.
“Here’s what these cowards really don’t get. They attacked the Boston Marathon—an event celebrating people who run 26 miles on their day off until their nipples are raw for fun,” Colbert observed.
“And when those bombs went off, there were runners, who after finishing a marathon, kept running another two miles to the hospital donate blood,” Colbert added. “So, here’s what I know. These maniacs, they’ve tried to make life bad for the people of Boston, but all they can ever do is show just how good those people are.”