Let’s face it. Nothing is funnier than a comic using his quick-witted improv skills and the power of a microphone to call for the gang rape of a female heckler. That shit is off the charts FUNNY. My stomach hurts just thinking about it. Especially knowing it occurred at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood. A very dark club. A club with a two drink minimum. A club where many a man has more than two drinks. Now having hung out with comics for most of my adult life I am very aware how fragile their egos are. Especially the one’s with penises. So when Daniel Tosh was heckled by a woman of course he went on the kind of attack, that if literal, would have put her in the most vulnerable and out of control position possible. Gang Rape. That’s right. Tosh defended his comic manhood by suggesting how funny it would be if his nemesis was gang raped. RIGHT there. By five guys.
Below is an excerpt from this woman’s story about that night at the Laugh Factory:
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 didn’t 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.
After I called out to him, Tosh paused for a moment. Then, he says, “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by like, 5 guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her…” and I, completely stunned and finding it hard to process what was happening but knowing i needed to get out of there, immediately nudged my friend, who was also completely stunned, and we high-tailed it out of there. It was humiliating, of course, especially as the audience guffawed in response to Tosh, their eyes following us as we made our way out of there. I didn’t hear the rest of what he said about me.
I should probably add that having to basically flee while Tosh was enthusing about how hilarious it would be if I was gang-raped in that small, claustrophic room was pretty viscerally terrifying and threatening all the same, even if the actual scenario was unlikely to take place. The suggestion of it is violent enough and was meant to put me in my place.”
Her full story can be read here.
As if all this wasn’t creepy enough, other comics-with-cocks felt the need to come to Tosh’s defense. Cause he’s so defenseless. Among Tosh’s heroes is none other than known hack Dane Cook who Tweeted:
If you journey through this life easily offended by other peoples words I think it’s best for everyone if you just kill yourself.
— Dane Cook (@danecook) July 11, 2012
Gang Rape apparently isn’t good enough for a woman like her. She should be gang raped and then commit suicide for being offended.
Of course there were others that defended Tosh but I found the combo of Dane Cook and Louis C.K. to be the most interesting pair given that Dane Cook has been known for stealing C.K.’s jokes. They even addressed it on one of C.K.’s shows. Guess now they can get all mushy together over this issue too. It will be a Magnificent Mushy Sausage Fest! NO GIRLS ALLOWED. Unless they like rape. I mean rape jokes.