Sometimes it’s a clear-cut case where a woman attacks you in the street, out of nowhere, and cuts your dick off.
star Daniel Tosh has recently come under fire for a controversial routine about rape at Los Angeles’ Laugh Factory, but the incident wasn’t the comic’s first time trying to make light of a serious subject.
After an outspoken audience member vocalized their disdain for the material at his July 6th show, Tosh reportedly replied “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? ” Though critics have taken aim at Tosh for this particular joke, many fans jumped to his defense and noted that the 37-year-old comic’s career has been riddled with zingers taking aim at religion, sex, women, and — again — rape.
He is known for his deliberately offensive and controversial style of black comedy, as the host of the Comedy Central television show Tosh.0 and as the star of stand-up comedy tours and specials...
The incident between comedian Daniel Tosh and a female audience member that happened recently at the Hollywood Laugh Factory involving a rape joke has been all over the place lately.
, which actually drew the highest ratings of any cable show that night, Tosh makes a knife rape joke based on gory footage of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s murder — retooling it to be prank dubbed “Qaddafi’d.” Fellow comedians were quick to jump into Tosh’s defense when he received backlash for his remarks.
“It’s a comedy show and it’s Daniel Tosh — you’re going to laugh and be offended at times, comes with the territory,” said Iliza Schlesinger, a regular headliner at West Hollywood’s Laugh Factory. Most of comedy is based on something horrible,” Schlesinger told Celebuzz.
Okay, now let’s also say that the shame and guilt around having your dick cut off is so strong that many dick-cuttings go completely unreported.
I’ve seen a lot of buildup making this incident into a feud between feminists and comedic freedom.
I came across Austin area comedian, Curtis Luciani’s response a few days ago and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.
“When that woman heckled him from the audience, the joke became less about rape and more about silencing an audience member who dared challenge him — something no comic would back down from.
Daniel Dwight Tosh is an American comedian, television host, actor, writer, and executive producer.