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Kimmel's Benoit Burn

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7/23/2007 11:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

There is a line you can cross when roasting Flavor Flav -- and Jimmy Kimmel was the one who crossed it.

Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Benoit, Flavor Flav
During last night's four-letter fest in honor of the "Flavor of Love" star, Kimmel was poking fun at the fact that Flav has several children with several different women, when he said that "Chris Benoit is a better father than you." What, too soon?

A TMZ staffer who was at the roast (airing August 12 on Comedy Central) just happened to be sitting next to two censors for the network. When Kimmel made the crack, the censors looked at each other and laughed while shaking their heads "no." One immediately put down "Chris Benoit" on a list of jokes to cut. Another joke to make the list came at the end, when the Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, called the "Flavor of Love" girls sprinkled throughout the audience "nappy headed bitches."

C**t, c**ksucker and ni**a were fine -- but current events, ixnay?

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thatguy51    

Grow up. Anyone that seen any of the Roast on Comedy Central knows that the line isn't crossed because the line doesn't exist. Its not on regular broadcast television, but on pay TV. I'm sure the other comics are just as bad as Kimmel but the only reason its news is that Kimmel is a bit more well known. They are jokes, people. loosen up.

2564 days ago
47.

Trace    

To the IDIOTS that are saying "It's a Roast" - we UNDERSTAND it - but there are things that ARE JUST NOT FUNNY. In case you are really too stupid to get it - I think I can speel it out in the SIMPLEST of terms for you:

1. Chris Benoit KILLED his family, then himself
2. No ONE that is NOT Crazy would ever see that as Fodder for a joke/roast/ etc
3. There IS a line in a Roast - contrary to what some believe.

2564 days ago
48.

Ms.Kitty    

Lisa Lampennili ROCKS!!! she is the Queen of Mean for a reason and she can say what she wants, if you dint know her comedy it come out misunderstood, but if you know her show..its funny!! TMZ where are pics of Mrs.LL????

2564 days ago
49.

silver surfer    

Oh please people......he made a joke, a tastless joke but a JOKE!!! Everyone is so quick to get so angry. And what are you getting angry for? This man is a comic. It's what he does for a living. You laugh when he makes fun of other tastless subjects that we shouldn't be laughing at so whats the difference? It's just too bad that Benoit isn't alive today to be put down like one of Vick's dogs for the crimes he committed. If you don't like it, turn the channel.
Besides, have you seen Flav's kids lately? If their anything like Flav...............

2564 days ago
50.

silver surfer    

I like that.....he was just a tard!!!! Kinda like most peeps who watch wrestling. They're just tarded. What's the difference between Benoit and Michael Vick? Vick didn't put a bible down after he electrocuted his dogs!!!

2564 days ago
51.

Killimus    

Halarious, Kimmel is the best.

2564 days ago
52.

stutzey    

Huh, huh, huh, I am so laughing. That isn't the least bit funny even for a roast. Benoit is a murderer, so don't even lump Flav with that creep rotting in Hell.

2564 days ago
53.

stutzey    

Lisa is a talentless bitch! Her boyfriend is another digusting pig. I spit on both of you losers.

2564 days ago
54.

whatever4    

that's the best thing kimmel has said in ages! go jimmy!

u rock, lisa!

2564 days ago
55.

whatever4    

flav-a was in the bathroom when God was distributing talent...stop the hatin' on jimmy 'n lisa....they rock! they got the talent that missed flav-a!


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rip benoit family.

2564 days ago
56.

stutzey    

NO THEY SUCK. I HOPE THEY ROT.

2564 days ago
57.

stutzey    

I hope the NAACP gets involved and SOON.

2564 days ago
58.

stutzey    

Kimmel is an out and out pig, and so is his no talent ho.

2564 days ago
59.

stutzey    

You are bet your ass that I will no longer watch Kimmel. You just lost a fan.

2564 days ago
60.

whatever4    

that's the best thing kimmel has said in ages! go jimmy!

u rock, lisa!

die, haters!

2564 days ago
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