Comedian Dane Cook might need to ask himself…too soon?
The funnyman now regrets making a cruel joke about the horrific shooting at the Colorado theater on July 20 during the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Cook, 40, took to Twitter to express his remorse and to apologize for his insensitive remarks.
“I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened. I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time,” Dane said. “My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims.”
Cook made the joke at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 26.
The comedian 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 s***.”
“Yeah, spoiler alert,” he said. “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 s***, was probably like, ‘Ugh f***ing shoot me’.”
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