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Hello there, I'm John Oliver, and before we start the show tonight I would like to quickly address the tragic events in Orlando. As I'm sure you know by now at least 50 people were killed by a gunman at a gay nightclub in what is being described as a terrorist attack and look it's still early and details are still emerging and right now this just hurts and the worst thing is this pain is so familiar. In Paris last November, terrorists seemed to target places symbolizing everything that is wonderful about France: culture, music, restaurants. And, in Orlando early this morning, the gunman attacked a Latin night at a gay club in the theme park capital of the world and for the record I will happily embrace a Latin night at a gay club at the theme park capital of the world as the ultimate symbol of what is truly wonderful about America.
It's hard to even know what to do in the wake of an event like this. We do have a comedy show for you, which will begin in a minute with what will seem like jarringly inappropriate jangling music. I'm sure there will be much more to say about Orlando going forward but for right now on a day when some dipshit terrorist wants us to focus on one man's act of brutality and hatred it might be worth seeing this video which was posted to Twitter today. It shows hundreds and hundreds of people this morning lining up around the block in Florida waiting to donate blood and it kind of reminds you that that terrorists dipshit is vastly outnumbered and now please enjoy our stupid show.