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Comedian Dane Cook Feeling Heat For Batman Massacre ‘Joke’

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By Radar Staff

Dane Cook is coming under fire for a ‘joke’ he told making light of the horrific massacre in Aurora, Colorado last week.

The comic, appearing Thursday at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, said, “So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap … yeah, spoiler alert.

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“I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like, ‘Ugh f**ing shoot me.’”

The joke garnered a mixed reaction from the crowd at the Sunset Blvd. comedy club for the normally mild-mannered comedian.

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With the ill-timed barb, Cook, 40, ventures into an area of uncomfortable black humor normally manned by Gilbert Gottfried.

Just three weeks after the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, Gottfried, appearing at Comedy Central’s Hugh Hefner roast, joked, “I have to leave early tonight, I have to fly out to L.A. I couldn’t get a direct flight, I have to make a stop at the Empire State Building!”

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Gottfried — booed by the crowd with chants of “Too Soon!” — only salvaged his set after launching into The Aristocrats joke, an uber-profane
comedy tradition.

Gottfried didn’t fare as well last year, when he was canned as the voice of the Aflac duck after tweeting jokes about the tsunami in Japan.

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