Dane Cook Joked About The Colorado Shooting. Goddammit…

By: The Superficial / July 27, 2012

If you thought anyone learned a thing from the Daniel Tosh and Tracy Morgan incidents, clearly you’ve underestimated the media’s reluctance to let go of these taken completely out of context comedy jokes stories. So I hope everyone’s ready to be constantly forwarded an 8,000 word Lindy West essay on how to tell a shooting massacre joke because here’s Dane Cook trying out material at the Laugh Factory last night where he did a bit about The Dark Knight Rises shooting in Colorado (above). My God, a comedian using topical humor? Whoever heard of such a thing? Via TMZ:

“So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie … And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap … yeah, spoiler alert.”
Cook continued … “I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like ‘ugh fucking shoot me.’”

Here’s what’s going to be absolutely retarded about this whole situation without even getting into the joke not being that funny or, again, it’s a fucking comedy club. EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET WAS MAKING JOKES BEFORE THE LAST SHELL CASING EVEN HIT THE GROUND. Dane Cook didn’t even do anything edgy or controversial or offensively groundbreaking. In fact, he actually waited a few days, which he didn’t have to, before cracking a joke in the most appropriate of all places to crack this sort of joke. Except not anymore because now there’s always some jackass with an iPhone just waiting to post a video to YouTube of a comic trying out material and hopefully saying something that will sound horrible out of context. The whole thing makes me want to gang rape a theater shooting for not stabbing its gay kid in the head.

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