*Both “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” were off last week when the Grand Jury in Missouri decided not to indict now-former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.
To say they made up for lost time in coverage Monday night is an understatement.
First, Stewart mocked Fox News pundits who said the situation was not a civil rights issue, and that it was not comparable to something like Selma, Ala. in the 1960s.
“If Fox had been around for Selma, Alabama, the headline probably would have been ‘relax, this isn’t slavery,’ ” Stewart said on “The Daily Show” Monday.
Colbert went in equally as hard, mocking the Ferguson decision by using the new “Star Wars” trailer.
“For the records Jawas, if he stops you and frisks you it’s not racist. Also, you’re kind of asking for it with those hoodies,” he said while showing a picture of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega in his Stormtroopers uniform.
He added: “Hey, we just gave you the Jackie Robinson of Stormtroopers. What more do you want?”
He also took on criticism of St. Louis Rams players showing support for Ferguson protesters by raising their hands when coming out of the tunnel ahead of Sunday’s game.
“It’s tasteless and offensive to see this at an NFL game,” said Colbert. “Which reminds me, welcome back Ray Rice. We’ve missed you.”
Colbert went on to show a video of an African-American man being harassed by a cop simply for walking down the street with his hands in his pockets.
“Things would be a lot calmer if black people agreed never to put their hands up, or in their pockets,” Colbert said, going on to list a series of things African-Americans should no longer do with their hands.
On the list? No jazz hands, no I’m a little tea pot, and no here’s the church, here’s the steeple.
“When you open the doors, look at all the black people. That could be a riot. You’re going to get tear-gassed,” Colbert said.