Jeff Ross told one offensive joke after the other at the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr, but one of those jokes crossed the line. The roast master general’s joke about the shooting in Colorado won’t be aired on Comedy Central.
So what did Ross say?
Ross was able to turn the tragic events at the movie theater in Colorado into a dig at Seth Green’s acting career.
“Congratulations Seth. This is actually a great night for you. You haven’t gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora. I’m kidding. You are not like James Holmes. At least he did something in a movie theater that people remember!”
Ross also managed to offend a good portion of the country when he walked the red carpet dressed as Joe Paterno alongside two shirtless youths.
Ross admitted to NBC News that he “crossed a line” but added that offensive jokes are “what the roasts are about.”
Ross isn’t the only comedian to find some tasteless humor from the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado. Dane Cook managed to stir up some controversy last month when he told his stand-up audience that the Dark Knight Rises was terrible and that he knew someone at the theater was saying, “oh please, somebody kill me now.”
You can see a video of Dane Cook’s joke here.
Do you think Dane Cook and Jeff Ross crossed a line by joking about the Aurora shooting?