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Jeff Ross 'Batman' Massacre Joke

CUT from 'Roast'

8/6/2012 9:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0806_jeffrey_ross_01Comedy Central is censoring Jeff Ross ... refusing to air the jokes he made about the "Dark Knight Rises" massacre during this weekend's taping of the "Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne."

Ross -- who came to the event dressed like Joe Paterno, accompanied by two young topless boys -- has been under fire for cracking the following zinger, directed at Seth Green:

“Seth, congratulations. This is actually a great night for you ... you haven’t gotten this much attention since you shot all those people in Aurora. ... I’m kidding. You are not like James Holmes. At least he did something in a movie theater that people remember!”

After the taping, one of the producers announced that the joke would be cut from the August 12 broadcast.

Ross later admitted he crossed the line -- but told NBC News, "That is what Roasts are about."

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sparced    

can we get names for everyone who voted "funny is funny" so we can get them mental help?

705 days ago
17.

CLINT    

So which is the unfunny part TMZ speaks of? The part about the theater massacre, or the fact that he's making fun of boys being raped by an old creep. That they leave in? And it's considered all right because nobody died? I guess child rape is fine with comedy central. These are kids who have to live with this disgusting memory the rest of thei lives. Insanity.

705 days ago
18.

khali    

C'mon! Seth Green does look like Holmes and the jokes funny. It's a ROAST!!!

705 days ago
19.

Wellington     

I'm beginning to think these comedians are cracking these jokes to get attention for themselves. They're basically exploiting a tragedy to get publicity. It's pretty lowlife stuff.

705 days ago
20.

Keyser Söze    

People will never understand that there's actually no line you can't cross at a Roast. None whatsoever.

So of course they'll get upset. It doesn't mean that they're right to be... or that their complaints will change the nature of Roasts in the future.

There's only one simple way to deal with such things, if you're against them: don't watch Roasts. Cause they ain't gonna change any time soon.

705 days ago
21.

GLaDOS    

That guy isn't funny anyway. Why start now?

705 days ago
22.

bigben07    

lighten up the joke was funny america is way to sensetive these days

705 days ago
23.

Wellington     

Does Ross have a joke about the Aurora victim who was shot, miscarried her baby and is now paralyzed, and her six year old daughter who was shot and killed too? Ross is a sleaze.

705 days ago
24.

Aquarter2dandy    

It is a roast people! Political correctness is left at the door. Grow up.

705 days ago
25.

maria    

I'm guessing the 31% who thought the joke was funny never lost a friend or relative and has no soul for the families of these victims.

705 days ago
26.

Mayu    

Moron, Roasts are about crossing the line with the person being roasted at that person's expense, NOT at the expense of murdered children, spouses, husbands, wives, sisters, brothers....

705 days ago
27.

gamepro    

that is ****ing sick and should be striped as a comedian because how do people think making fun of a murdering spree or joking about what happened is funny at all but its good they took it out of airing

705 days ago
28.

Bridget    

Oh Jeff and Dane, really sticking your necks out there in the name of comedy. You guys think you are really brave and edgy saying those jokes don't you?


If you think you are so brave, have some guts and come to Colorado to say them! Oh, but you won't do that. Cause wittle jeffy and Dane tell their jokes far far away in another state. PUNKS.


BTW Jeff, Seth Green is A LOT funnier then you will ever be, you :Bleep:.

705 days ago
29.

Wellington     

The roast was for Roseanne Barr not Seth Green. Ross was exploiting a tragedy. Comedians are not immune from backlash by hiding behind the idea that's all's fair if a comedian says it. That's just plain B.S.

705 days ago
30.

Arete    

Comedians should just never joke about it. Period. It's like making a 911 joke... it will never be funny.

705 days ago
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