So Tosh made some rape jokes at the Laugh Factory last Friday and it upset a woman who found it necessary to get up and leave, then post the incident on a tumblr blog Cookies for Breakfast.
Part of the entry reads:
“So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought it sounded fun, so we went. We saw that Dane Cook, along some other names we didn’t recognize we’re playing, and while we both agree that Cook’s style is not really our taste we were opened-minded about what the others had to offer. And we figured even good ol’ Dane can be funny sometimes, even if it’s not really our thing. Anyhoo, his act was actually fine, but then when his was done, some other guy I didn’t recognize took the stage. Of course, I would find out later this was Daniel Tosh, but at the time I thought he was just some yahoo who somehow got a gig going on after Cook. I honestly thought he was an amateur because he didn’t seem that comfortable on stage and seemed to have a really awkward presence."
OK clearly this chick doesn't get comedy. Daniel Tosh is on Comedy Central's highest rated TV show. You know TV that portal to the outside world.
So Tosh then starts making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how can a rape joke not be funny, rape is hilarious, etc. I don’t know why he was so repetitive about it but I felt provoked because I, for one, DON’T find them funny and never have. So I didnt appreciate Daniel Tosh (or anyone!) telling me I should find them funny. So I yelled out, “Actually, rape jokes are never funny!”
I did it because, even though being “disruptive” is against my nature, I felt that sitting there and saying nothing, or leaving quietly, would have been against my values as a person and as a woman. I don’t sit there while someone tells me how I should feel about something as profound and damaging as rape.
Hey over sensitive chick- you were at a comedy show lighten up! It's comedy everything is on the table. Anyway so for whatever reason Tosh decided to apologize on twitter: "all the out of context misquotes aside, i'd like to sincerely apologize."
And later tweeted: "the point i was making before i was heckled is there are awful things in the world but you can still make jokes about them."