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Old 07-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Dane Cook makes a joke about the theater shoointg

Cook joked that "The Dark Knight Rises" is such a bad movie that " ... if none of that would have happened, I'm 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.’”

The joke was met with a few groans, but they quickly gave way to laughter and then applause.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1710221.html
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:40 PM
Sorry I completely butchered the thread title. Should be "shooting"
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:52 PM
Is this guy still relevant? I haven't heard about him in ages.

But yeah bullshit move. First off, calling TDKR "crap" with the movies this guy was churning out is just ridiculous. But yeah, I liked a little Dane back in the day but with jokes like these he deserves to be the Nickelback of the comedy industry.

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Old 07-27-2012, 03:53 PM
It wasn't the topic but the fact that it was poorly conceived. He could have made the joke without directly referencing the shooting and I think it would have been a lot better.

"I saw TDKR last weekend and wow, what a piece of shit movie that was. 25 minutes in, I just wanted someone to shoot me."

But no, it's Cook so he milks the whole thing for everything it's worth. The guy is like masturbation for 7 and 70 year olds. Wank, wank, wank, wank… then little or no payoff.

A lot of comedians can and will joke about this tragedy and it will work but the truth is that Cook is Cook.

Huffington Post asks about crossing the line, and I say no. The only crossing the line I saw was a slide show that indirectly compares Cook to the likes of many other better comedians.

And I didn't notice the thread title being butchered, all I saw was a topical bad taste joke get butchered.

I will say one thing in fairness to Cook and that is that no one should have been taping his performance. Comedians aren't screenwriters. They are more like musicians who perfect their work through performance and trying it out on new audiences. Chances are, if we hear Cook making this joke weeks from now, the delivery and the execution will be improved. I'm not fan of his but what he did has more integrity than assholes who use their cell phones to tape live performances. Remember the old days, when people used to go to live shows to, you know, watch the show. What the hell do you assholes do with this stuff anyway? Do you go back home and watch it on shitty video and say, "Man, that was so great. I was there… recording it with the free camera I got from Sprint!!!"
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by The Postmaster General View Post
But no, it's Cook so he milks the whole thing for everything it's worth. The guy is like masturbation for 7 and 70 year olds. Wank, wank, wank, wank… then little or no payoff.

A lot of comedians can and will joke about this tragedy and it will work but the truth is that Cook is Cook.
I agree. It's the same with the Daniel Tosh controversy. Tosh is another guy who seems to have a little too much fun telling his jokes. Whenever you want to joke about a sensitive subject, you need comedians with a developed sense of irony or sarcasm to tell it. Carlin frequently made jokes about bozos who went crazy and shot a bunch of people and never really got in trouble for it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:30 PM
He didn't cross the line.

I don't really find him funny, but I do agree with his sentiments about TDKR. That movie is 100% hyperbole.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:53 PM
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Sorry I completely butchered the thread title. Should be "shooting"
Give yourself some credit: "Shoointg" sounds like something pretty sexy.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:36 AM
Dane Cook is a joke...

Spoiler:
who the hell is dane cook? canine chef?
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