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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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31.

CARRIE    

Besides Joe was not the monster who ruined these young men Snadusky is

807 days ago
32.

cori    

Please!!! any comedian will tell you part of being a comedian is being able to bring laughter shed some light on horrible situations. Why? Because they have the ability to MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH!- KAT WILLIAMS I'll be the first to admit the joke Jeff Ross said WAS funny I laughed. Dont't take the anger u have toward James Holmes out on Jeff Ross......he is a comedian its his job.......LOL

807 days ago
33.

CLINT    

I may be showing my age now, but when Dean Martin did his comedy roasts, they had the best comedians on the show who knew how to put each other down, yet in a cleaner way. Now the roasts are about how disgusting they can get, and by taking horrible actions taken by horrible people and making fun of them. That's real easy to do and usually not even funny.

807 days ago
34.

ash    

Another lame comedian using a tragedy for exposure and publicity. I'm glad comedy central came to their senses and cut the "joke" out of the show.

807 days ago
35.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

No new material in the last year? Someone is paying him still?

807 days ago
36.

Joey    

HE IS A TALENTLESS HACK AND SHOULD BE SELLING SHOES AT THE MALL HE IS NOT AND NEVER WILL BE FUNNY

807 days ago
37.

mikeman    

i don't think the joke was funny but as an american kudos to him for having the balls to say it. i find it funny that someone on actually on a stage exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech is getting less support than people who paid a corporation five dollars for chicken flavored sodium, fried potatoes, and high fructose corn syrup flavored water in defense of "freedom of speech". 'murica!

807 days ago
38.

Funny    

Loved the joke. That is the proper event, audience and medium for it, too. The censors are the sick ones.

807 days ago
39.

Joey    

@Aquarter2dandy YOU ARE A FREAKING IDIOT IT IS OBVIOUS THAT YOU HAVE NEVER LOST ANYONE IN A TRAGEDY IF YOU HAVE YOU WOULDN'T MAKE SUCH RIDICULOUS COMMENTS
YOU ARE AS IGNORANT AS THE WOULD BE "COMEDIANS"

807 days ago
40.

belinda123    

anybody that makes funny jokes when a person die needs to born in hell you wouldn't no one makeing fun off anyone you know that is dead or has died show some respect people damn just like when whitney died how they just ran her named into the ground regardless she can sing tens times better then rihanna ,jlo


,britney ,and alot more off these singers who yall say that can sing even cassie sorry self all she good is for poseing and nickie minja can not sing so yall dont know music

807 days ago
41.

Mary P    

Jeff Ross is increasingly unfunny, his joke are increasingly stupid and he is... well increasingly moronic just trying to fit a shock into a joke, that barring even tragedy are just lame.

807 days ago
42.

Rhonda    

I am all for a good joke, any time, anywhere, but there was NOTHING funny about that shooting.

807 days ago
43.

Carl    

It is a roast, there are no rules.

807 days ago
44.

argyjr    

How is anyone going to censor a roast?! Enough w/ the false outrage. There are Titanic jokes, Holocaust jokes and even 9/11 jokes. Someone please tell me how much time needs to pass?! Disgusting that they're going to pull this joke from the broadcast.

807 days ago
45.

monique    

there used to be a time when comics were actually funny, nowadays it's all about so-called shock value and just trying to grab a quick cheap headline

807 days ago
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