Dane Cook's Raw Performance

Dane Cook is well known for his particularly harsh brand of comedy, but a performance in LA last night crossed the line -- and you know it's bad if fellow comedians are saying so.

Dane Cook

Comedians are generally a pretty forgiving sort -- but if you act like an entitled jerk, they'll turn on you pretty fast. That seems to be what happened when Dane Cook took the stage at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles last night.

Cook's surprise appearance bumped several other performers from the lineup, but that doesn't seem to be the source of the ire -- rather, it was his incredibly misogynistic, egotistical set that was the big turn-off.

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Several comedians expressed their disgust on Twitter, including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer Ali Waller who described exactly what was so horrible about what Cook said.

"Glad Dane Cook stopped by the Improv tonight, otherwise I'd never hear the story about how he 'chainsaw-f****d' a 'disgusting whore's c**t,'" she wrote.

Several other comedians spoke out about the nasty set, but T.J. Miller wrote an entire diatribe about it on Twitter.

"F*****g Dane Cook is eating s**t at the laugh factory. He bumped [Bobby Lee] and is being just mean… The hubris of this man unfortunately led to his fall, but I'm afraid he is a damaged man & well, that's about it," Miller wrote.

"He [is] certainly not a comedian… Watching him try and work through his own s**t on stage when he is saying, 'Go f**k a dirty whore. That's the best therapy.' #lord… Dane. You've been doing standup for so many years and you still believe it's okay to bomb and talk about your issues? You. Didn't. Earn This…"

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"Here's an idea, Dane: have some f*****g respect for the audience that gave you the chance to be what you dreamed of being, and don't be mad at them because you f****d it all up from hubris and thirst for fame," Miller continued. "Don't disrespect the people that gave you a chance. Don't do an hour of mean-spirited trash. And Dane Cook, certainly don't ask anyone to feel sorry for you. If you are the person you were onstage last night then you are not a good person. And the way you talk about women is disgusting and pathetic, but really just hurtful. So Good Luck Chuck. [You] need all the luck in the world to realize you need to go to therapy & figure out how to not be a hateful person. Stop performing until [you] do so."

As for Cook himself, he seemed to think things went swimmingly, writing on his own Twitter, "…incredible night -- felt connected/something special happening…"

Tell us: Is Dane Cook funny, gross or both?

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Comments on "Dane Cook offends the unoffendable: Other comedians"

Jay May 25, 2013 | 8:12 PM

@Dustin, there's a line between gritty and just plain harsh which Dane has stepped over recently

Anonymous November 30, 2012 | 2:02 PM

He is an overpaid, non-talented excuse for a human being. Add in the fact that he's disgusting. I have never been to one of his shows, nor would I ever waste money on this. Obviously gone are the days when comedians could actually be funny without using salacious language and overtly offensive material. Personally, I think he should invest in an education, because there is nothing remotely intelligent about his dialogue. My wife and I both think he's disgusting.

Skyler July 28, 2012 | 9:24 PM

He is a comedian,therefore he is an entertainer whose act is designed to make people laugh. So it is not all that shocking for him to offend some people. When it showed him do his skit about the Batman Movie I heard alot of people laughing. I give my condolences to the victims but hey I laughed to. So that tells me Dane is doing his job and doing it very well.

walked out July 01, 2012 | 12:33 AM

walked out. after he unimaginatively tried to roast a heckler with 'you're tits must be ing awful with a voice like that' and then went on to do a bit about a 118 car pile up that was more violent than funny i'm not surprised he got the bad review. i've seen 'gritty', edgey, angry, intelligent comics. this wasn't one of them.

Dustin February 18, 2012 | 11:31 AM

I love Dane Cook and the fact that people were offended, get over it...I like gritty jokes and you are all jealous he made it and now you hate him. off trendy sheeple.

katie January 21, 2012 | 6:06 PM

T.J. Miller was spot on. Dane Cook is gross.

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