Comedians Fire Back at Daniel Tosh's Heckler
Daniel Tosh made some enemies this week when he announced onstage at the Laugh Factory that rape jokes are always funny, prompting a heckler to rebut his assertion by stating that, in fact, rape jokes are NEVER funny.
You can read about the whole incident here, but it basically ends with Tosh saying it would be funny if the heckler got raped then and there, the heckler claiming that she felt threatened and silenced by Tosh, and a sheepish Tosh who, in a rare turn of events, finally apologized for his comments on Twitter.
Of course, in this day and age, an incident as inflammatory as this does not die within the confines of the comedy club. The back-and-forth was blogged and tweeted ad nauseum (by us, too!) and now, other comedians have weighed in -- and they are not amused. Not because of the rape jokes -- but by the actions of the heckler.
Dane Cook, Patton Oswalt, Jim Norton and Anthony Jeselnik have all weighed in:
If you journey through this life easily offended by other peoples words I think it's best for everyone if you just kill yourself.— DC (@DaneCook) July 11, 2012
This Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy really has me second guessing some of my rapes.— Anthony Jeselnik (@anthonyjeselnik) July 11, 2012