After Monday's horrific events in Boston, Craig Ferguson thought it would be "insensitive at best" to start "The Late Late Show" with his usual opening monologue, much less say, "It's a great day for America."
Instead, Ferguson opened the show with a serious address for his audience, just as he did in 2012 after the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado. He vented his frustrations with what he called "random acts of madness" and asked, "Is anyone else sick of this sh*t?"
The audience was silent for much of his emotional speech, but Ferguson reminded them that it's ok to laugh. He said that people turning to comedy to take their minds off of tragedy was indeed a good thing, but added, "I can't not think about it."
Ferguson insisted that he's "not good enough of a comedian" to do his show while pretending as though nothing happened, and told his audience that he could only be honest about the rage that he feels inside. He then went on to share his personal affinities for the city of Boston and called out the terrorists who cowardly attacked it.
Watch the video above for Ferguson's full comments on the explosions. Click here to hear Conan O'Brien's reaction.