"Whatever barriers we've put up are gone, even if it's momentary," the then-host of "The Daily Show" said during his broadcast following the 9/11 attacks.
In honor of the actor's 62nd birthday, we're taking a look at the history behind the popular "Six Degrees" game, and what Bacon has said about it.
"I have a mind to call him a scallawag and a ragamuffin," the comedian joked earlier in the day about GOP Senator Rand Paul.
"If Mitch McConnell or anybody in the Senate plays games, myself and my team, Jon Stewart, we come back and make their lives miserable," the 9/11 first responder said.
"I'm hoping today that we challenge his humanity and Mitch McConnel has a chance to show America that Republicans and Democrats can come together for truly a bipartisan issue," John Feal said.
"I remember when all Americans were ONE after the 9/11 attack," Giuliani tweeted. "The Senate must vote as ONE for them."
"I want to make it clear that this has never been dealt with compassionately by Senator McConnell. He has always held out until the very last minute, and only then, under intense lobbying and public shaming, has he even deigned to move on it."
For 18 years, it has been one of the singular honors of my life to stand beside the September 11 first responders, survivors and their families in this fight.
The fund is reportedly running out of resources due to a record number of claims. Stewart said lawmakers need to authorize replenishment through 2090.
"It's unconscionable that we have to fight and beg for proper funding. These were the people who, when our nation was attacked on our home soil, toiled in that toxic stew of carcinogens and toxins, despite being told by Christie Whitman [the former director of the EPA] that the air was safe to breathe."
Comedians Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart warned Americans against giving President Donald Trump "too much credit" defining the country, saying racial and class divisions existed well before any 2016 Russian election meddling.
They were transported to an animal rescue sanctuary in upstate New York.
"What Donald Trump wants is for us to stop calling his cruelty and fear and divisiveness wrong, but to join him in calling it right."
"If somebody sees this show and learn about restorative justice and they're like, 'Oh, that's a thing?,' great. It's not 'Deadpool 2,' but it's something."
Jon Stewart told the Today show he's "stunned" by the allegations against Louis C.K., but a year ago he laughed them off.
And he's not even the only one who described Trump's tenure using an image involving male genitalia.
"For the life of me, I do not understand why we try to hold comedians to a standard we do not hold leaders to," Stewart said. "It's bizarre."
"One of the things that struck me as odd about this election was that nobody asked Donald Trump what makes America great," said Stewart.
Passing photo ID laws for voting is like "passing leash laws for unicorns."
This is what we've been missing this election season.
For those who want to laugh lest they cry about the state of American politics, Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee and others take on the Republican National Convention.
From Dirk Nowitzki to Conan O'Brien, just about everyone has tried their hand at impersonating Trump.
The former "Daily Show" host went orange for his latest appearance talking about the Zadroga Act for 9/11 responders.
Noah had the surgery early Wednesday, and the procedure went well, Comedy Central said.
In his first show behind the wheel, Trevor Noah assures "Daily Show" fans that not that much will change.