Dane Cook Sparks Backlash Over ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Massacre Jokes

By: Rachel Levy / July 27, 2012

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Dane Cook has issued an apology for his insensitive joke about the Dark Knight Rises. “I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened,” he wrote on Twitter.

“I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time. My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims.”

Need new material for a standup act? How about the Dark Knight massacre that occurred on July 20, leaving 12 people dead and 58 people injured?

Shockingly, that’s the route Dane Cook took last night at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, Calif.

What did the comedian say about ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ tragedy?

DailyCaller.com has Cook’s act on display, and it isn’t pretty.

“So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie,” he said. ” And I don’t know if you’ve seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap … yeah, spoiler alert.”

He then went on to say, “I know that none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in the theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like, ‘Ugh f*cking shoot me.”

Surprisingly, the crowd seemed to be amused by the joke, laughing in the background — but a few groans were audible.

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