It's a case of misogyny masquerading as heroic rebellion against political correctness. And it ain't funny.
I refer, of course, to the Daniel Tosh "rape joke" incident, which I hope will have the same effect career-wise for Mr. Tosh as it did for "Kramer" persona Michael Richards when he railed about lynching "niggers" while on stage at the Laugh Factory.
Short story: Mr. Tosh tells some "rape jokes". A woman heckles him by shouting that "rape jokes aren't funny". Mr. Tosh responds by hypothesizing on the hilarity of the heckler being gang-raped in front of the crowd.
It's the same kind of thing that we saw with Michael Richards' meltdown. In one case, a comedian threatens and abuses black hecklers. In another case, a comedian threatens and abuses a female heckler. Actually, I think the case could be made that the Tosh incident is worse -- how many tweeps and bloggers came to Richards' defense by suggesting that lynching black people was totally normal, totally not-a-big-deal comedy behavior? That Richards had the natural "comedy-given right" to offend?
While we're talking about what's funny and offensive, ever hear the one about the hunter and the bear? It ends with...More >>