Posts tagged "daniel tosh"

Artist Spotlight: Adrienne Truscott Reclaims The ‘Rape Joke’ For Feminists

The performance artist Adrienne Truscott is taking her new show "Asking For It" to Joe's Pub in New York City on April 18th. In this subversive but highly relevant and greatly needed discourse, Truscott takes on the rape joke - asking questions like "Who can say it? Can we say it at all?" Her answer…

By: Katrin Higher / April 11, 2015

The Soapbox: What Do Rape Jokes Make Rapists Think?

The Internet Rape Joke Wars have been waged, on and off, since at least last year, when comedian Daniel Tosh responded to a woman who had challenged him during his set about the number of rape jokes he was making with, "Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right…

By: Dan Solomon / June 3, 2013

The Soapbox: The Thing That Is Funny About Rape

Wouldn’t it be funny if the boys that photographed themselves assaulting Savannah Dietrich got raped right now? Also, that priest, Monsignor Lynn, who is going to serve three to six years for failing to investigate sex abuse claims against priests — wouldn’t it be hilarious if he were raped in prison? And Jerry Sandusky? Just…

By: Jennifer Baumgardner / July 30, 2012

Louis C.K. Didn’t Defend Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke After All

Comedian Louis C.K. hit up "The Daily Show" last night and addressed his tweet from last week that seemed to be in support of Daniel Tosh's rape joke. C.K. said he was in Vermont on vacation and not following the controversy raging on the Internet; he sats innocently watched an episode of "Tosh.0" and wa…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2012

Rape Jokes: I Can’t Believe You Clapped For That

Louis C.K. just got 100 percent lamer, in my opinion. I just watched this rape joke reel put together by the feminist org, the Women's Media Center, to show that Daniel Tosh's not-funny rape joke last week was not an abheration to comedy. (You can read the whole backstory here.) Tosh has made plenty of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

Daniel Tosh Scrubs Rape References From His TV Pilot

Comedian Daniel Tosh is debuting a new show tonight called "Brickleberry" at Comic Con and reportedly ordered that the pilot be scrubbed of all rape references. "Everyone is freaking out because most of the pilot is about rape," a source told RumorFix. Well, at least he learned his lesson ... sort of?  [Rumor Fix] Also:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 13, 2012

The Soapbox: Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Comment, But Is Still A Lazy, Sexist Jerk

Over the weekend, a blogger on "Cookies For Breakfast" wrote about a friend's experience at a Daniel Tosh comedy show -- highlighting how the comedian had made several rape jokes -- and even encouraged the audience to rape the woman for speaking out against his offensive rape commentary. According to the blog post, the woma…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 11, 2012

Daniel Tosh Issues Half-Assed Twitter Apology For Rape Jokes

Daniel Tosh apologized yesterday for suggesting onstage Friday night that it would be funny if a female audience was raped by five dudes — although it was a pretty meh apology, given it was just tweeting "all of the out of context misquotes aside, I'd like to sincerely apologize." Tosh had told a rape joke…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2012

Daniel Tosh Suggests Audience Rape Woman Who Complains About Rape Jokes

"Tosh 2.0" host and comedian Daniel Tosh suggested an audience rape a woman who complained about rape jokes, asking "Wouldn't it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, five guys right now? Like right now? What if a bunch of guys just raped her?" I just can't even with this one. [Cookies For

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2012

“Tosh.O” Suggests Dudes Should Grope Women For Laughs!

I've never watched "Tosh.O," the Comedy Central show in which Daniel Tosh offers "Soup"-style commentary on the week's most entertaining viral videos. But I'm even less interested in watching after seeing a clip of a new segment Tosh introduced called "lightly touching women’s stomachs while they’re sitting down." Tosh encouraged viewers to film these purposefully…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2012

Why Everyone Should Be Watching “Tosh.0″

If you were alive in the ‘90s, you may find something eerily familiar about “Tosh.0,” the California-based internet clip show now in its third season on Comedy Central. Funny home movies shown to a live studio audience by a host who seems wholesome if you don’t look too closely? If you’re like me, you’re thinking,…

By: Allison Gaudet Yarrow / July 7, 2010