Tonight’s ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Is About a Daniel Tosh-Esque Rape Joke Controversy, With a Twist
Tonight’s new episode of TV drama Law & Order: SVU is taking place in the standup comedy world. Loosely inspired by that Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy from two years ago and that other one from last year, the episode is caled “Comic Perversion” and it stars Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) as Josh Galloway, a standup who is accused of inciting a crowd to commit rape and also accused of being a rapist himself. A writer at XoJane got a hold of the episode early and wrote a nice takedown on it, and it seems to be just another example, like the entirety of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, of a TV drama portraying the comedy world in a weird and inaccurate way.
Here’s a clip from the episode: