Opinion

In defense of ‘offensive’ jokes (Guest post)

In defense of ‘offensive’ jokes (Guest post)

By | August 15, 2012 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments

A couple of years ago, two friends of mine, Garret Dillahunt and Leslie ____, came to a show of mine at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.  I've known both of them for a decade and they've done tons of TV and film, much more than I have -- and weathered every kind of praise or...

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Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

Dane Cook told a joke about the Aurora shooting, disingenuous outrage sweeps the nation

By | July 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 28 comments

Can we stop? Seriously. Can we please stop dissecting every single word from the mouths of comedians? And while we're at it, can we stop filming and taping everything so that we can use it as evidence against comedians? I'm talking to you, unseasoned comedy club attendees and...

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Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

Fred Willard fired from PBS show after ‘lewd conduct’ arrest

By | July 19, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments

UPDATE: July 20 If Willard agrees to enroll in what's called an Alternative Prosecution Program, Willard will not charged for lewd conduct, according to TMZ. The course runs two weeks and would cover the laws related to Willard's alleged offense. No word on whether the...

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LGBT group demands apology from George Lopez, Arizona sheriff also angry about jokes (Video)

LGBT group demands apology from George Lopez, Arizona sheriff also angry about jokes (Video)

By | July 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 8 comments

On George Lopez' newest special It's Not Me, It's You, which debuted live on HBO this past weekend, Lopez warns: “I'm gonna talk a lot of shit today.” And talk shit he did. And as a result, the veteran comedian upset some members of the LGBT community after a questionable...

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Backlash against ‘misogynist’ comedian Colin Kane erupts online

Backlash against ‘misogynist’ comedian Colin Kane erupts online

By | July 3, 2012 at 12:30 am | 394 comments

Today wasn't the first day comedian Colin Kane tweeted a series of questionable jokes. It was, however, the day comedy watchers got really angry-- due, in part, to an open letter, accusing the comedian of degrading just about every marginalized group of humans, but noting that...

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Why you should watch Sarah Silverman in ‘Take This Waltz’ (Spoilers) (Pics-NSFW)

Why you should watch Sarah Silverman in ‘Take This Waltz’ (Spoilers) (Pics-NSFW)

By | June 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm | 6 comments

Before Take This Waltz was even available through Video On Demand (which it currently is) and before its theatrical debut (June 29) so much has been made of comedian Sarah Silverman's full-frontal nude scene. How do I know it? Well, besides anecdotal evidence, a quick look at...

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Why Jimmy Carr shouldn’t have to apologize for using a totally legal process for paying less taxes

Why Jimmy Carr shouldn’t have to apologize for using a totally legal process for paying less taxes

By | June 21, 2012 at 12:24 pm | 2 comments

You may have heard by now that well-respected (and very rich) British comedian Jimmy Carr has come under fire for not paying taxes. In short, Carr took part in a totally legal tax filing process, wherein he was able to pay as little as one percent on income tax. And while he...

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Andy Samberg’s cannibal sketch makes light of murder, brutal attacks

Andy Samberg’s cannibal sketch makes light of murder, brutal attacks

By | June 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm | 13 comments

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about the trio of gruesome cannibal-esque attacks – one of which resulted in death – that have dominated news headlines for the last week. But as a matter of convenience, let’s review. On or around May 24, 29-year-old former porn star...

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Poll: Is this Family Guy ad anti-Semitic?

Poll: Is this Family Guy ad anti-Semitic?

By | May 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm | One comment

Family Guy and its creator Seth MacFarlane have never shied away from controversy. And the latest headline-grabbing move related to the long-running animated series on Fox comes in the form of a print ad, designed to win over Emmy voters. MacFarlane tweeted the ad, explaining...

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