Louis C.K. and Dane Cook have Daniel Tosh’s back.
This week, Tosh became the latest comedian to apologize for part of his stand-up routine. The host of Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0,” who often traffics in dark and absurdist humor, claimed rape jokes can be funny during an appearance at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory. When a female comedy club patron objected, he fired back that it would be hilarious if she were suddenly gang-raped right there.
Tosh eventually apologized, but fellow comics aren’t so sure he needed to do so.
“@danieltosh your show makes me laugh every time I watch it,” C.K. wrote. “And you have pretty eyes.”
Not to be outdone, former “it” comic Cook Tweeted support for Tosh, ending his message with the hashtag #fucksorry, but the Tweet was quickly deleted.
Will other comedians step up on Tosh’s behalf, particularly comics who have caught grief for their own R-rated antics? Or will this be another instance when fellow comedians are too cowed by possible blowback to offer their support to a peer in need?
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