Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Did you hear the one about the idiot who went to the Daniel Tosh show?

Today's tempest in a teapot revolves around an offended audience member at a Daniel Tosh show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.

When asked for topics to discuss, someone in the crowd suggested "rape" and after Tosh made a sarcastic remark about rape jokes being always funny, one outraged attendee shouted out, "Actually, rape jokes are never funny!"

The heckle, unsurprisingly, was like blood in the water for Tosh, who then mused about how funny it would be if the heckler got gang raped in the club during his set.

Rape of course isn't funny, but Tosh is one of those comedians for whom no topic is off limits. His jokes are frequently racist, homophobic, misogynistic, gross, and very funny.

After a blog post by the aggrieved party, a campaign is now underway by humorless feminists (yes, I know that term is tautological) to have Viacom punish Tosh, whose Comedy Central show Tosh.0 is one of that network's most successful programs.

But the question remains, what kind of idiot would actually attend a show by Daniel Tosh, who is renowned for being offensive, and them complain because they were offended?

1 comment:

Jonathon Narvey said...

Hecklers will heckle. It is the job of comedians to riff off a heckler's interruption to bring the funny. Tosh didn't do that -- he just doubled down on his un-funny "joke".

And frankly, I thought the heckler was spot on.

Tosh ain't funny and he can't seem to deftly handle hecklers. He ought to look for a new line of work.