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Monday, June 17th, 2013

Patton Oswalt Wrote a Piece About Thieves, Hecklers, and Rape Jokes

Patton Oswalt wrote a blog post Friday, entitled "A Closed Letter to Myself About Thievery, Heckling and Rape Jokes," addressing three of the most talked-about issues in the standup world today. Particularly, he's addressing the recent hubbub over a youth pastor's joke thievery on Twitter, a silly Chicago Tribune piece from January defending hecklers, and the latest wave of debate over rape humor, which resulted in Oswalt realizing he was wrong about his initially defending Daniel Tosh after his rape joke controversy last year. Oswalt's whole piece is definitely worth a read if you have even a passing interest in these issues facing the comedy community.

  • Hunter Boyette

    Just to be far, he didn't say he was wrong about defending Tosh, he said he was wrong about why he was defending him. He said he still defends him.