Late night host Conan O’Brien had several questions in the wake of the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.
The normally funnyman took a somber note when addressing his audience Monday night — and was open about how his staff approached the news of the Las Vegas shooting before he went on air.
When O’Brien walked into his office on Monday morning, a head writer for “Conan” presented the star with the remarks he gave after Sandy Hook and the Pulse nightclub shootings in order for him to prepare what he would say in the wake of the latest tragedy.
Conan O’Brien addresses the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 2, 2017.
“How could there be a file of mass shooting remarks for a late-night host?” he began questioning. “When did that become normal? When did this become a ritual? And what does it say about us that it has?”
The fact the words were even on file left the host dumbfounded.
Mass shooting at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
The father of two found it unfathomable that the United States of America — which he called the most affluent an influential country in the world — could fall victim to such mass attacks.
“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,” he continued. “Something needs to change.”