There’s a lot of yap yap going on “out there” about a Daniel Tosh “rape joke” that he made at the Laugh Factory.
Tosh, who I find hilarious, by the way, got heckled by a woman in the audience after he did a pretty funny rape joke about his sister.
Here’s the bit-
Some woman in the audience had a problem with his rape joke, so she starts yelling at Tosh. Tosh says, “wouldn’t it be funny if the lady was gang-raped by 5 dudes right now?”
That’s where the trouble began. The usual suspects clubbed the stalactites for all the feminazis to emerge and body-surf Tosh into the San Francisco Bay.
Some writer at the Daily Beast over-analyzes the crap out of the entire exchange and writes some weepy, maudlin piece of feminist hogwash, replete with phrases straight out of a worthless upper west side psychologist’s cat laden apartment.
“cathartic and empowering”
“stripping the experience of its weight, of its tragedy”
“to me was something I could now own and talk about ”
“It’s a celebration of a violent crime, which is itself another violation”
Please. I’d rather be raped than be subjected to one more second of your “getting over your rape” vocalizations which seem to define you now, and in a rather smug self-satisfying way.
This commenter nails the crap out of this entire issue:
A comedy club is not a forum. When you go to one you’re expected to shut up so that everyone can enjoy the show. If you dont like what the comedian says you can leave or complain to the manager but you don’t ruin it for everyone else. Comedy is subjective and people will always get offended by comedians. What you the author fail to comprehend is how offensive it is when people heckle. They’re assuming the world revolves around them and everyone has to play by their rules. A comedian puts long hours into crafting their bits and when you heckle them your selfishly interrupting the intricate structure of the bit. You ruin the joke and everyone else’s good time. So if a comedian loses his temper and says something hateful and spiteful about you then don’t act shocked. You gave up your right to be treated with respect when you showed no respect for the comedian or the audience. Was the rape comment over the line and in terrible taste? Yes. Was the person it was directed at an innocent ad unprevoking bystander? No.