Comedian Mike Ward ordered to pay $42K for offensive jokes
In the on-going saga where comedian Mike Ward has been on trial in Canada for telling jokes, took quite a turn. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Ward must pay Jérémy Gabriel $35,000 for making jokes that “violated his rights.” The penalty? $25,000 for mor... [Read More]
Comedian Mike Ward ordered to pay $35K for offensive jokes
In the on-going saga where comedian Mike Ward has been on trial in Canada for telling jokes, took quite a turn. Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Ward must pay Jérémy Gabriel $35,000 for making jokes that “violated his rights.” The penalty? $25,000 for mor... [Read More]
Subaru is censoring comedy for SiriusXM subscribers
Well, it’s not every day that we hear reports of car manufacturers are trying to make you not listen to comedy. Out near Portland, OR a broadcast journalist Vice Patton learned just that. Patton is a SiriusXM subscriber who listens to a lot of comedy. He’s also found that if he’s l... [Read More]
Mike Ward supported by comedy community, protesting censorship at Quebec award show
A few months back we reported that Canadian comedian Mike Ward has come under fire for telling an offensive joke putting him under review by the country’s human rights tribunal. A joke that made it to courts and reignited the freedom of speech debate. An update to the story shows that Ward is ... [Read More]
Mike Ward supported by comedy community, protesting censorship at Quebec award show
A few months back we reported that Canadian comedian Mike Ward has come under fire for telling an offensive joke putting him under review by the country’s human rights tribunal. A joke that made it to courts and reignited the freedom of speech debate. An update to the story shows that Ward is ... [Read More]
Margaret Cho has a bad night of comedy in New Jersey, spars with audience
This weekend Margaret Cho had a string of stand-up shows at The Stress Factory in New Jersey. While most of the weekend went fine for the comedian, her final performance went a bit south. Reports are that Cho began discussing some taboo topics on stage, particularly homosexuality and rape. Taboo top... [Read More]
No, Amy Schumer didn’t steal Patrice O’Neal’s jokes
Man oh man, the internet loves a great yarn. So quick to pick up on a story that’s potentially controversial and run with it like it’s gospel. That very thing happened to Amy Schumer this afternoon when a video clip surfaced that shows her performing her closing bit from her HBO special,... [Read More]
Pete Davidson reacts to Steve Rannazzisi’s fabricated 9/11 story on Opie with Jim Norton radio show
News broke this morning that The League’s Steve Rannazzisi had fabricated a story about working in one of the Twin Towers on 9/11. The story is all over the place. This morning another comedian had responded the news and that is Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson. As many know, Davidson... [Read More]
When Andrew Dice Clay Came to ‘SNL’ and Controversy Followed
Saturday, May 12, 1990. I was at a party in Brooklyn, loud reggae and techno, conversations about politics and culture. Around 11:25, I slipped into a bedroom, turned on the small TV, sipped a beer and waited for Andrew Dice Clay to host SNL. The Diceman had been all over the news the previous week,... [Read More]
The Fat Jew speaks: “I should have been providing attribution for all posts”
Over the last several months there have been a lot of hot button topics boiling to the surface in the world of comedy. From all things Cosby to political correctness commentary as well as safety in clubs to the most recent topic of joke thievery. Comedy has been leaking into mainstream media now mor... [Read More]