Dane Cook made me laugh in his Comedy Central Presents special from 2000. Since then, I chuckled at the movie Waiting… which he is in, though it was mostly at Anna Faris. He was also surprisingly okay alongside Kevin Costner in Mr. Brooks.
I haven’t thought much about Dane Cook since Mr. Brooks except that when Daniel Tosh made that crappy rape joke at the Laugh Factory I heard he was lurking in a shadow somewhere nearby.
Now that Cook is making untimely jokes about the Aurora theater shooting I can no longer ignore his existence as a formerly overrated comedian who was finally getting the amount of attention he deserved (barely any).
Too bad he wormed his way back into the limelight for a few seconds when he said this, on Thursday:
“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. I know that if none of that would have happened, I’m pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like ‘ugh fucking shoot me.’”
On Friday he apologized for the incident (which also occurred at the Laugh Factory) via Twitter, writing that he is ‘devastated’ by the recent tragedy and called his decision to use the material ‘bad judgment.’
You know what bothers me more than his sense of humor? The fact that he apologized for it. It’s too late to “take it back” so why say you’re sorry for something that you intended to do and must have stood behind at some point?