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Daniel Tosh’s Rape Joke Says More About Stand-up Comedy Than Whether Tosh Is a Misogynist Jerk

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By HVentertainment on July 11, 2012


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Daniel Tosh is a misogynist loser! Daniel Tosh is funnier than you, dude!

Everyone’s got an opinion on Daniel Tosh’s gang rape joke heard ’round the world. But lost in the debate over whether Tosh is or is not a pompous ass and whether any material is truly off-limits for stand-ups is the fact that we’re in a truly strange comedic place right now.

Far from Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin’s ’7 words’ routine, the envelope has been pushed so far that we’re now down to killing gay kids and gang rape. Shock value is tougher to come by, and we’re almost out of room, so we’re all about to cross the line. On that note, and much more, HyperVentilate Chief Greg Seals adds some perspective on the issue.

What do you think about this mess? Add your opinion in the comments or make a video response on YouTube.

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