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Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Newtown School Shooting In Opening Monologue, Holds Back Tears (VIDEO)

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Jimmy Kimmel reacted to last week's tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in much of the same way as Conan O'Brien, only the former had a harder time controlling his emotions.

Kimmel began his opening monologue with a heartfelt message to the victims' families and community who have been shattered by the horrific event and explained the awkwardness that goes with being a comedian during a tragedy:

"It feels weird to do a show with so much sadness, but sometimes that's what needs to happen," Kimmel said, tearing up a little as he spoke.

After assuring those affected that they were in his thoughts, Kimmel also praised President Obama's speech at a vigil in Newtown, saying he said what needed to be said and spoke beautifully. Then, he did the next logical thing and showed a video of some Christmas lights that totally look like a penis (a surefire way to lighten the mood).

Watch the clip above.

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