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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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61.

KnuckleDragger    

Okay, I'll admit it, I'm getting really “Sikh” of these mass shooting jokes.

815 days ago
62.

Areader    

I wonder if Jeff Ross would of showed up dressed in the Penn State attire if he had a loved one that was raped by Jerry Sandusky?


Or would he have made the shooting massacre joke if he had lost a loved one in it?


There is nothing funny about either of those topics!

815 days ago
63.

Freddy Calabasas    

Funny is Funny.
he's not making fun of the victims. he's making fun of seth green.

815 days ago
64.

Pockets    

Eh, at this point I say if you're gonna make a joke about it, go ahead and do it if it's just killing you not to say it. Eventually the public will once again become desensitized to another aspect of humanity and be able to make TMZ comments on it without getting lectured by some fat house wife.

815 days ago
65.

Jordan    

Jeff Ross Just shows he supports mass murder and he supports Child Rape.

815 days ago
66.

Phishie from Philly    

This guy went to a roast looking like Mr Kotter from the TV show Welcome Back Kotter. As Freddy BomBom Washington would say, Mr Kot Tell!
Jeff is upset that no one wants roast him.

He actually looks like Sandusky!

815 days ago
67.

WhatsRight    

Here's my problem. Within hours of the shootings in Colorado people on Twitter, Facebook and other social sites were plastering jokes they thought were "funny" to the issue. Everything from "I didn't think this movie was good enough to die over", or "Clearly [Dark Knight Rises] was a killer at the boxoffice". Tasteless, senseless, and often met with "LOL" or "Too Soon".

2 (count them!!) 2 Comics made less than stellar commentary on the tragedy. The jokes were misdirected, and yes I agree, not exactly in the best of taste. However, in comedy there is always a line that gets crossed. If you roll back to most of the funniest jokes you've heard...do they or do they not carry a subject matter that at one time could have been concidered senseless or tasteless? I bet you have. To say you've never laughed at a "Helen Keller" Joke, or someone elses misfortune. To say you didn't mention a Space Shuttle joke. To say you didn't have a bit of a laugh at jokes about many less than stellar subject matters would be an outright Lie.

So to Jeff Ross, Dane Cook, and countless other comedians who will cross a line somewhere...Keep challenging comedy. To the rest of you, remember, you laughed at something at some point that wasn't exactly in the best form.

815 days ago
68.

bob    

That's the problem with this world. People get offended by every little thing. It's a damn roast...you're supposed to say offensive things. I guess the world is just filled with pus*ies

815 days ago
69.

Superman    

Never heard of Jeff Ross, but I do know Seth Green. Like we can forget he was in the Austin Powers movies. I also remember him in "Enemy of the State"...the title of the movie is less memorable though. Untrue jokes are just not funny in my book.

815 days ago
70.

Sam Sunshine     

Degenerate Jew. You guys always show your vile ways. But try talking about the holocaust in any negative way, you guys start yelling bloody murder. That's why in past and present civilizations, Jews have been seen as parasite's with no souls.

815 days ago
71.

kitnplayn    

What a moronic excuse. That is not what roasts are for. They are for mocking the celebrity; they are not for mocking victims of a fresh tragedy.

815 days ago
72.

Kelly    

You can't tell a joke like this and make it work unless it is too soon. Noone will remember the shooters name in a few months so if you're going to tell a tasteless joke like that you have to do it early on. He's a funny man and known for his TOO SOON? jokes so this is nothing new for him. We all know if it were any of his loved ones in that theater that joke would not have come out of him. There is a time and place and it was a joke he should have just let go of. If the same thing happened in a crack house we'd probably still be laughing.

815 days ago
73.

Nick    

You're all idoits, the joke was ****ing hilarious.....people die everyday, thats life, we pick up and move on, deal with it

815 days ago
74.

arale norimaki    

too soon

815 days ago
75.

greg    

if you cant joke about it then youre defeated by it, james holmes cant win

815 days ago
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