Amy Schumer's Ryan Dunn Death Joke

Comic Amy Schumer is making a name for herself, thanks to a joke she made about Jackass star Ryan Dunn's death during Charlie Sheen's roast.

One person managed to take The Roast of Charlie Sheen to another cringe-worthy level -- and it wasn't Sheen! Comedian Amy Schumer managed to upset Jackass fans with her routine at the roast, thanks to one seriously off-color joke about deceased star Ryan Dunn.

Amy Schumer makes joke about Ryan Dunn's death

"I'm sorry for the loss of your friend Ryan Dunn," Schumer told Jackass star Steve-O when it was her turn to roast.

"I know you were thinking, 'It could have been me,' and I know we were all thinking 'Why wasn't it?'" she added. The camera then panned to Steve-O -- real name Steve Glover -- who reacted with a blank, confused stare.

Dunn, 34, died in fiery car crash in June after drinking with friends in a Pennsylvania bar. Friends blasted Dunn's critics after the crash, including a back-and-forth Twitter fight between Roger Ebert and Bam Margera.

The audience didn't react positively to Schumer's joke -- some booed while a smug Schumer continued with her set. Fans feel like it's too soon to joke about Dunn's untimely death -- after all, it was only three months ago.

"Why does everyone hate on Ryan Dunn for drunk driving? He was human, he made a mistake, (we all do) and he died young for it. R.I.P." one fan tweeted after the roast.

"Wow too soon for Ryan Dunn jokes.. and they really shouldn't be directed at close personal friends of his," another fan tweeted.

Still, some others feel like nothing is off-limits at a roast, not even death.

"Anyone who feels like Amy Schumer crossed the line w a Ryan Dunn joke at the #sheenroast, its ur fault for thinking there's a line at a roast."

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Comments on "Ryan Dunn fans to Amy Schumer: Roast joke was 'too soon'"

Red July 07, 2012 | 2:19 PM

Look a joke is a joke funny haha but not when your telling somone they should be dead......i mean really.....im sure steve-o has severe guilt about the fact that he tried to kill himself.....and then his friend died yes drinking and driving is bad and very tragic but who finds it funny to say "it should have been you"?

Robert November 30, 2011 | 6:39 PM

Very funny. If you are close to something and jokes are made on the topic it will likely not be as funny to you. In that vain, if you are agreeing to attend a roast, you should expect everything and cannot complain about any of it!

Stephanie October 04, 2011 | 11:33 AM

It was too soon and yes drunk driving is obviously not a good idea, but that is not even the topic about if this joke was appropriate or not because Steve-o was the one who was attacked in this joke, not Ryan Dunn. I understand its a roast and there are no limits, but it was indecent and heartless in a very personal way to make a joke about his death towards such a close personal friend. It would have been different if Steve-O was NOT on the stage.

RunningFromSatan September 29, 2011 | 10:54 AM

Question: Amy Schumer's joke - funny or not? Answer: She AND the joke are ugly.

Scott September 28, 2011 | 4:35 AM

Im sorry but you are all acting as if he died while giving blood to the needy or feeding homeless people in Africa, have we all forgot why he died? I drunken car "accident" I say accident like that because it clearly wasnt an accident, it was a disaster waiting to happen, he could of killed several people while driving that car but no-1 gives that a thought, Yes it was an inappropriate joke but EVERYDAY people are warned about drink driving, EVERYDAY people die from car crashes but no-1 even cares!

poopy September 22, 2011 | 10:41 PM

The joke is that Steve-o should have been the one who died. How is it offensive to Ryan Dunn? People are stupid.

Jeff September 22, 2011 | 6:07 PM

"brad September 21, 2011 | 11:13 PM Theres a difference between making a joke about a drug addict or an old person whos lived a long time, but making a joke about someone so young with their life actually in order. Unnacceptable. now if she would have made a joke about amy winehouse then it wouldent have been so bad." You have odd standards. Ryan Dunn drove his car 130 MPH+ (which he evidently did very frequently), crashed it, killing himself AND his friend in the process. If that reckless idiot had lived, he'd be in a manslaughter trial right now.

Cody September 22, 2011 | 4:39 AM

Remember the roasts with Greg Giraldo in it and everyone joked about how he would kill himself or, I dunno, die of a drug overdose? AND THEN HE DID. How come nobody brings that up? Dude, Roasts are no-holds-barred. Look, Amy's brand of comedy is good because she doesn't give a care who she offends. Seriously, I know it wasn't in the best taste, but you have to realize when you decide to sign on for a roast like this anything someone can throw at you is fair game.

brad September 21, 2011 | 11:13 PM

Theres a difference between making a joke about a drug addict or an old person whos lived a long time, but making a joke about someone so young with their life actually in order. Unnacceptable. now if she would have made a joke about amy winehouse then it wouldent have been so bad.

Dave Parsons September 21, 2011 | 10:10 PM

If you can't take a joke, don't get on the dais! No one is mentioning Patrice Oneal, who made a joke about Sheen's mother. Charlie demanded that it get cut. Also Patrice: he got thrown off his game after getting skewered. He got to the podium and started stammering, com-plaining about everyone zinging him, instead of Charlie. Waaaah!

D. September 21, 2011 | 5:56 PM

NOT funny. It's only been a few months since Ryan's tragic accident, and to direct a joke like that at someone who was a VERY close friend of Ryan's was inconsiderate.

Marc September 21, 2011 | 2:40 PM

Hilarious! She was the funniest one there!

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