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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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46.

LDB    

Funny.

751 days ago
47.

Torico    

This is what comedy is all about, crossing the line, gotta love it.

751 days ago
48.

CMP    

Wow...all you people are wayyyyy too sensitive. Did the network censor Jimmy Kimmel when he said Flavor Flav was a worse father than Chris Benoit? Did the network censor that blonde bimbo who said it was unfortunate ryan dunn died but we wished it could have been steve-o...just weeks after the accident? Clearly none of you commenters have never watched any of the roasts and are only getting butt hurt at the story

751 days ago
49.

Arnie    

Oh, you self-righteous types are pathetic. When you're not on here giving your voice (anonymously) over the Internet, you're bashing someone more successful than yourself. At least Ross didn't do the ***** thing and apologize like most would have. So, for you over-sensitive wannabe's... keep road raging, ignoring your kids, and go watch more Dr. Phil (Dr. Full Of...). Hypocrites, are sadly amusing... yeah, simpleton, I'm talking about you. And before you care to reply, know that your opinion to me is as important as a fart in a hurricane. So save your energy, save your food stamps, fly here and blow me. Do something useful with your mouth for a change.

751 days ago
50.

DaveT    

New roasts are crap anyway, nothing like the original Dean Martin roasts, it used to be about how funny you could be, now it's about how crude or inappropriate you can be.

751 days ago
51.

spokenword    

You're trying too hard now, Ross. Quit acting like Dane Cook.

751 days ago
52.

Andy    

I think it's hilarious.

751 days ago
53.

blahthersby    

I thought it was funny ... and I live in colorado .. but I guess I just got a sick sense of humor too ..

751 days ago
54.

pokermike0910    

you americans need to ****'n grow up, its a joke this is what comedians do and this is what a comedyy roast is, comedians make fun of everyone and everything, if you don't like them or get offened by them don't watch them, if you like then don't complain

751 days ago
55.

who cares    

you guys are idiots. there was a 9-11 joke one month after the event at the hugh hefner roast. and comedy central OK'd it for airing. leave the joke it. it's funny

751 days ago
56.

KnuckleDragger    

Strange. Since the joke was yanked from the Roast taping...and printed here...no one seems to be up TMZ's ass for printing it. What's the difference? Will you stop commenting here because TMZ actually printed the joke? No, you won't...so STFU!


I don't care much for Ross...but he writes good material. For those of you who wonder why Ross and any other roaster addresses the dais...it's because it's tradition. If it was your first time to see any Roast...you get a pass. I'll bet it wasn't.


As to today's Roast styles getting worse...it's the nature of the beast. If you don't understand the degradation of society...I give you Rapp...as a music genre. 'Nuff said...

751 days ago
57.

Jeff Becker    

A ROAST is supposed to be abnoxious and somrtimes distasteful. The movie masacre is a very raw subject, but nothing is off limits at a roast.

751 days ago
58.

Omar    

I can't believe they still let Ross on the show. He's been the worst one on it for years now.

751 days ago
59.

Ratings Needed    

The 'mean' people portraying a comedian have a very weird sense of humor if you call it humor. His comment will never be a joke. What is with these people, they can't perform without being mean to someone....there are so many talented actual comedians that write their own material that has nothing to do with putting people down. They all tried to steal the way Don Rickles is and stealing doesn't work. There is ONLY ONE Don Rickles.

751 days ago
60.

Lmao    

This really just seems like run of the mill stuff for a Comedy Central Roast. The roasters ALWAYS roast each other before they roast the "guest of honor". Did any of you see the Charlie Sheen roast? The roasters went IN on each other. Still, I think this joke could have waited a while and was in poor taste considering the event happened less than a month ago.I do think people should keep in mind, however, that this joke was not a shot at the Colorodo victims- it was a joke entirely at Seth Greens expense.

751 days ago
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