Bar Serving a 'Roofie Colada': C'mon Guys, It's A Joke!

Staten Island, known to most in the tri-state area as a mecca of subtlety and restraint, has in its borders a liquor depository/social gathering place called The Phunky Elephant, a bar that, until recently, boasted on its menu something called a "Roofie Colada." Some patrons, it turns out, were not pleased with their… » 11/26/14 4:50pm 11/26/14 4:50pm

Comedian Hannibal Buress Called Out Bill Cosby's Rape History on Stage

Thanks to The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and standup, Bill Cosby has become one of today's most beloved public figures. Of course, mixed up in his celebrated entertainment career are over a dozen instances where Cosby allegedly drugged and raped various women — but that's the part that most people would rather not talk… » 10/20/14 5:45pm 10/20/14 5:45pm

Long Island High Schoolers Busted After Appalling Rape T-Shirt Joke

A group of seniors from Commack High School in Long Island are in trouble after tweeting out a photo of themselves in homemade t-shirts spelling out "R-A-P-E-?," followed by another photo that includes an additional teen (likely a boy dressed in drag), bound with duct tape and laid at their feet, with the t-shirts… » 9/19/14 3:15pm 9/19/14 3:15pm

'Hobbit' Star Makes Truly Awful Joke About 'Rape, or Whatever'

During a publicity interview for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the film's star Martin Freeman was asked a fun, fluffy question about what sort of Middle Earth race he'd be most DTF. And he answered with a pretty fucked up joke about elf rape. Goddamn it, Bilbo. I didn't think this kind of talk was tolerated in… » 12/17/13 4:50pm 12/17/13 4:50pm

Dan Harmon Says He Doesn't Want to Be Known as a 'Rape Joke' Guy

On his podcast Sunday night, Community creator Dan Harmon used a rather, um, unpleasant rape analogy to describe the agonizing helplessness of watching his replacements pick up his brainchild and run with it. “It’s exciting," Harmon said. "There’s something awesome about being held down and watching your family get… » 6/18/13 3:20pm 6/18/13 3:20pm

Patton Oswalt Wrote a Gorgeous Essay on Rape Jokes and Comedy and Life

To clarify: I put "rape jokes" in the headline, for brevity, because rape culture in comedy is a frequent and contentious topic 'round these parts. But the true heart of Patton Oswalt's expansive essay is much more universal. It's about bubbles—how all of us live in our bubbles, hide in our bubbles, and judge others… » 6/14/13 6:35pm 6/14/13 6:35pm

Zosia Mamet Is the 'Keeper of the Rape Jokes' on the Set of Her New Play

Girls's Zosia Mamet is currently starring in an off-Broadway play about a "murky rape accusation," and behind the scenes she has been dubbed the "keeper of the rape jokes." Because, of course, you always need rape jokes to "let off some steam," and you always need a lady around to tell everyone else whether or not… » 2/20/13 8:00pm 2/20/13 8:00pm

How Not to Host a 'Rape Joke' Debate

Can rape jokes ever be funny? We think so: check out Lindy's primer on how to make a rape joke for tips such as "Easy shortcut: DO NOT MAKE RAPE VICTIMS THE BUTT OF THE JOKE." Basically, effective rape jokes only work if they make fun of society/oppressors, not the oppressed. The question is definitely worth analyzing… » 11/16/12 5:30pm 11/16/12 5:30pm

Pro-Wrestling Manager Apologizes for Making Dumbest Rape Joke Ever on…

Last night, during a live broadcast of the WWE's Monday Night Raw, one of the wrestlers' managers (or, rather, an actor who plays the manager of an actorathlete who professionally wrestles) compared his charge to "Kobe Bryant in a Colorado hotel room... unstoppable," a tacky, stupid joke that was followed almost… » 7/31/12 3:30pm 7/31/12 3:30pm

Louis CK Wasn't Defending Daniel Tosh, Restores Faith in Humanity

Your comedy boyfriend Louis CK caused the stomachs of some of his female fans to drop precipitously last week when he sent what sure looked a lot like a supportive Tweet in the direction of Daniel "Release the Rape Hounds" Tosh. But it turns out it wasn't what it looked like, as the comedian explained on The Daily Show » 7/17/12 10:00am 7/17/12 10:00am

Daniel Tosh Reportedly Scrambling to Find Non-Rape Joke Before New Show…

Comedian Daniel Tosh, fresh off opening a squirming can of rape worms by telling a female heckler that it would be funny if she got sexually assaulted by, like five guys, has a bit of a problem on his hands. His new show's first episode is scheduled to be shown at ComicCon today and according to a source, the whole… » 7/13/12 11:10am 7/13/12 11:10am

Twitter Finds 'Replace Band Names With Rape' Meme to be Hilarious

The first time I tried to load the #replacebandnameswithrape hashtag, my computer browser warned me that the page contained insecure content. "Insecure" doesn't even begin to describe it. I'd be offended if I wasn't so depressed. You know people fought in wars to protect our freedom of speech, right? And this is how… » 5/01/12 3:00pm 5/01/12 3:00pm

Students Speak Out Against Gross Bros and Their Parties

Barstool Sports, for the uninitiated, is the broquivalent of those gossip blogs that talk about how fat female celebrities are, interspersed with dumb jokes about the girth of the blogger's dick. They're also hosting a series of parties at locations around the country. But some students at Northeastern University say… » 1/30/12 2:00pm 1/30/12 2:00pm