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Dane Cook stirs controversy with 'Dark Knight Rises' shootings joke

July 27, 2012|By Steven Zeitchik

Dane Cook gives new meaning to the phrase "too soon" with this joke about the “Dark Knight Rises” shootings -- though you can wonder if the joke would have been appropriate at any time.

In a performance at the Laugh Factory, the comedian quipped that the Batman movie was “crap” and proceeded to say that the violence last week at an Aurora movie theater — which claimed the lives of 12 people and injured scores more — took place because a filmgoer early in the screening lamented “oh...shoot me.”

Oddly, Cook elicited some jeers but also some prolonged laughter. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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