Before tonight’s episode of The Jeselnik Offensive aired, viewers were already outraged about a segment called “Shark Party,” which Comedy Central uploaded to its official site as well as its YouTube channel yesterday. Pegged to the death of shark-attack victim Adam Strange, 46, in New Zealand’s Muriwai Beach, the sketch features Jeselnik jokingly celebrating the event with a group of female dancers donned in shark costumes; you can watch it below.
Jeselnik live-blogged the the show as it aired tonight at 10:30 pm ET. “You can’t see it, but the studio audience is almost entirely shark attack victims,” he tweeted during the “Shark Party” sketch.
As of this writing the video has 510 down votes and 299 up votes on YouTube. The New Zealand Herald, News 3 in New Zealand, the country’s Yahoo News all reported on the segment and Tim Jago, a spokesman for Strange’s family, told New Zealand’s One News, “It actually lacks humour in any sense of the word, and the few people I have quickly discussed it with all use the same word, ‘disgusted.'”
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