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July 11, 2014

'I don't want to know what's connected and I hope for his sake it is'

Joan Rivers has proved once again that no topic is off-limits when it comes to promoting her latest book.

The comic, 81, appeared on HuffPost Life this week and after making jokes about Rosa Parks and Anne Frank, she made jokes about Chaz Bono, the transgender son of Cher and the late Sonny Bono.

September 3, 2013

Seth Rogan, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg and others poke fun at actor

The honoree just laughed and laughed Sunday night as a series of comics and fellow actors took the stage during Comedy Central's Roast of James Franco and made jokes that he is gay.

'Who is the real James Franco?' wondered his Pineapple Express co-star Seth Rogen. 'Is he an artist? Is he an actor? Is he a scholar? He's tough to pin down; although I've heard many guys have been able to do it.'

Rogen added: 'Every man wants to be him and he wants to be in every man.'

February 1, 2013

'I was trying to do everything to end it'

The man pretending to be a woman in a bizarre online hoax involving college football star Manti Te'o said he was desperate to end the ruse so he decided to kill his online alter-ego off with cancer.

'I was trying to do everything to end it,' Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw in part one of an interview that aired Thursday (31 January). 'People say it was a cruel joke. Cruel true, joke never.'

January 15, 2013

Controversial Scottish comedian's gag about HIV goes viral on Twitter

British comedian Frankie Boyle is known for courting controversy with his edgy humor but his latest gag about AIDS may not be a laughing matter for some.

Commenting on the news Britain's entertainment retail giant HMV was going into administration, the Scottish stand-up comic tweeted: 'The day I found out I had both dyslexia and AIDS

December 4, 2012

Airline's Christmas cracker joke about Olympic shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk sparks Twitter backlash

Air New Zealand's joke about a female Olympic shot putter's testicle has failed to take off, with Twitter followers claiming it is transphobic.

Christmas crackers are known for their bad jokes, but the airline's free gag for travellers entering its daily competition on grabaseat.co.nz was deemed in poor taste.

'What large heavy ball was responsible for Valerie Adams' gold medal?' the joke read. 'The Belarusian's left testicle.'

October 19, 2012

A student newspaper in Arizona has apologized for publishing a cartoon which has been accused of promoting homophobic violence

A student newspaper in the US has been forced to apologize for publishing a cartoon which seemed to encourage violence against gay people.

The comic strip which appeared in the Arizona Daily Wildcat features a father telling his son: 'If you ever tell me you're gay...I will shoot you with my shotgun, roll you up in a carpet and throw you off of a bridge.'

To which the child joked: 'Well I guess that's what they call a Fruit Roll-Up!'

October 11, 2012

Compares homosexuals to spiders: 'I’m homophobic just like I’m arachnopobic'

Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes took to Twitter this week to post what is his idea of a joke.

'I’m homophobic just like I’m arachnopobic,' he tweeted. 'I have nothing against homosexuals of spiders but I'd still scream if I found one in my bathtub.'

The backlash was immediate.

'Gotta hand it to for crafting a tweet that makes him sound simultaneously like a tough guy homophobe AND a complete weenie,' tweeted one man.

June 3, 2012

Actor Jason Alexander apologizes for gay joke made on the show The Late Late Show

 

Jason Alexander, known for his role on the television show Seinfeld, has apologized for a joke he recently made on the CBS show The Late Late Show.

Last week he and the show's host, Craig Ferguson, were debating the merits of cricket. Alexander called the sport 'gay' and 'queer.'

May 15, 2012

'There’s nothing I can do. I just have to laugh it off'

Michael Fassbender, one of the busiest actors in the movie business these days, should have known he'd be asked about his penis when he was profiled for the new issue of of GQ magazine.

It was on full display in the film in which Fassbender plays a heterosexual sex addict who at one point even has sex with a man he meets at a gay bathhouse.