Comedians Speak Out On George Floyd Killing

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Lot lot of of comedians comedians not not comedian comedian while while comedians comedians I I guess guess technically technically they they are are comedians comedians and and and and talk talk show show host host and and tons tons of of celebrities celebrities of of course course are are speaking speaking out out about about the the and and the the the the death death of of George George Floyd Floyd here here in in the the Twin Twin Cities Cities at at the the hands hands of of a a Minneapolis Minneapolis police police officer officer and and it it kinda kinda know know Brian Brian did did a very a very serious serious show show last last night night he he made made opening opening comments comments and and then then he he spent spent the the rest rest of his of his time time with with van van Jones Jones here's here's part part of his of his show show open open we we have have a a ritual ritual now now in America in America whenever whenever something something terrible terrible happens happens our our nation nation goes goes into into shock shock and and hundreds hundreds of of people people like like myself myself come come on on television television and and try try to to make make sense sense of of it it all all we're we're rightfully rightfully second second by by the the needless needless killing killing of of a a black black man man named named George George Floyd Floyd our our national national crisis crisis is is that that a large a large and and vital vital community community in in our our country country is is in in real real pain pain pain pain because because they they do do not not feel feel safe safe or or dignified dignified or or seen seen and and most most important important of of all all they they do do not not feel feel hurt hurt eight eight you you know know it's it's kind kind of of on on the the same same sentiment sentiment throughout throughout you you know know from from people people commenting commenting like like Cohn Cohn and and I I really really appreciate appreciate that that they they do do step step away away from from regular regular programming programming to to do do just just a a dress dress the the seriousness seriousness of of the the situation situation and and sometimes sometimes it it can can make make I I I I I I think think that that you you know know news news outlets outlets obviously obviously they're they're working working around around the clock the clock on on this this kind kind of a of thing a thing in in there there they're they're they're they're used used to to dealing dealing with with serious serious tumble tumble when when you find you find someone someone who who is is a comedian a comedian by by nature nature and and a a downshift downshift into into more more of a of serious a serious tone tone to to address address something something I actually I actually think think that that they can they can have have it it as as an an opportunity opportunity to have to have more more of a of a profound profound impact impact on on the the hearer hearer the the listener listener the the audience audience yes yes because because it's it's just just like like well well why why don't don't you you decide decide and and then then let's let's listen listen what what this this person person has has to to say say absolutely absolutely I'm I'm at at Jimmy Jimmy Fallon Fallon also also had had a serious a serious tone tone to to his his show show last last night night on on that that we've we've got got part part of his of his message message about about you you know know the the recent recent civil civil rights rights protests protests and and concerns concerns the the silence silence is is the the biggest biggest crime crime that that white white guys guys like like me me and and the rest the rest of of us us are are doing doing we we need need to to say say something something we we need need to to keep keep saying saying something something and and we need we need to stop to stop saying saying that's that's not not OK OK more more than than just just one one day day on on Twitter Twitter we we all all need need to to be be talking talking about about this this it's it's not not going going to get to get buried buried it's it's not not going going away away we we can can just just hope hope that that everyone everyone loves loves each each other other we we can't can't say say be be the the change change and and just just sit sit around around tweeting tweeting be be the the change change be be the the change change what what is is the the change change how how do do I I change change how how do do I I do do it it this this is is such such a long a long route route in in the the ground ground it it is is so so long long indeed indeed but but we we gotta gotta get get in in there there we we have have to to dig dig it up it up

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