Brickleberry Premiere To Be Pulled From Comic-Con For Its “Timely” Combination Of Rape Jokes And Daniel Tosh?

In case you’ve missed it, here’s a recap of the week TV presenter and comedian Daniel Tosh has been having.

The blog Cookies for Breakfast published an account by an anonymous woman of a Daniel Tosh stand up gig at The Laugh Facotry in which he made a series of rape gags. The blog post alleges that after the woman called out “Actually, rape jokes are never funny”, Tosh fired back with “Wouldn’t it be funny if that girl got raped by, like, 5 guys right now?”

Tosh denied the accuracy of these claims and said he had been misquoted but apologised for whatever it was he had said. Then the comedy club owner chimed in, saying that Tosh’s response had to be an open, vocal speculation that this woman’s attitude was cause by her having previously “been raped by like, five guys.”

Tosh provides a key voice for the new animated series Brickleberry. The plan was for the pilot to be premiered at Comic Con tonight but, according to E!, Tosh has asked for the episode to be re-edited before screening so that its rape jokes can be removed.

You might be excused for already thinking “What is it with this guy and rape jokes? Was he raped by, like, five guys?” but it gets even creepier.

According to E’s sources, re-editing the show to this end is going to be tricky because:

that’s what most of the pilot is about.

Somehow Daniel Tosh has become a figurehead for rape humour. He’s waded out into the waters of rape humour until they’re up to his mouth. Who walks out there? How has this happened?

You know, I don’t care too much about how Tosh has fallen into this role, I just want to know why there’s even space or circumstance for any figurehead of “rape humour” in the first place.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Brickleberry screening is cancelled. If it isn’t, we’ll be reporting back on what goes down.

To give you some idea of what kind of show Brickleberry is, here’s a clip from the beginning of the pilot.

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