Dane Cook Apologizes For Aurora Shooting Joke

Posted Jul 29, 2012

Comedian Dane Cook has apologized for making a tasteless joke about the shootings in Aurora, Colorado.  A few days ago, Cook made a joke during a stand-up act at the “Laugh Factory” in Los Angeles.

?So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie ? And I don?t know if you?ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap ? yeah, spoiler alert,? said Cook. ?I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like ?ugh f*cking shoot me,’? said Cook during the stand-up routine.

When an audio clip of Cook telling the joke was uploaded to YouTube, commenters wrote that the joke was tasteless and said Cook is a struggling comedian.  Many angry people wrote to Cook on Twitter too.  Cook has apologized as a result.

“I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened. I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time. My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims,” wrote Cook on Twitter.