Hey, look who's still doing comedy; Dane Cook was one of the rising stars of comedy a few years back and then seemingly disappeared from 'The Top' after doing a few terrible movies. He was at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood trying out new material and dropped a joke about the Batman theater shooting:
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. Yea, spoiler alert. 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 fucking shoot me. (See it)
It's not a great joke, bad delivery. And, of course, he's getting a lot of crap about doing it. He's a comedian in a comedy club telling jokes, and people laughed; he can say whatever he thinks will get a laugh, just as everyone giving him guff can give him guff.
Should he have done it? Was it too soon? Does it really matter... He knew exactly what the public reaction would be and the reach it would have, and now people are talking about him.
It's like this one time when I was a kid and this annoying girl from down the street said her dog died, and I said, "Probably to get away from you." My friends thought that was hilarious. She didn't. I got grounded; became a legend.
*Update: Dane Cook has since appologized