All you can do is laugh, right? You know, when a U.S. Senate contest comes down to a choice between a Democrat (Doug Jones) whose legal career includes prosecuting the klansmen responsible for the 1963 Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, and a twice fired Republican former judge (Roy Moore) who’s a noted “birther,” homophobe, anti-Muslim bigot, and—oh yeah—is now accused of being a serial pedophile. And when the upcoming special election race is rated a dead heat. And when polls show a significant number of Alabama Republicans and evangelical Christians are more likely to vote Team Underage since the Washington Post report on Roy Moore’s thoroughly documented history of predation against young girls came out. With all these facts and more
Tina Fey’s old show, “30 Rock,” once poked fun at Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein. Fey is pictured at the Academy Awards in February 2016.
Last month The Comedy Studio, a cathedral for local comedians, announced it would soon be closing its doors while actively looking to relocate from its home of more than 20 years over the Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square. Nostalgia, support, and real estate suggestions flooded in following news of the decision, with members of the Cambridge community getting behind the effort to keep the comedy club in the city of Cambridge.
Now that attention has shifted from The Comedy Studio finding a new home to scrutiny over a controversial booking that has sparked outrage.
On September 21, one-time Boston comedy club regular Chris Allen Oake was confirmed to appear at the Comedy Studio alongside 10 other comedians. Oake was in 2012 convicted of multiple counts of child pornography and sentenced to 64 months in prison. According to the Department of Justice, the Acton man pleaded
Comedy Central contributor Stephen Spinola tweeted Friday morning, the morning of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, that his 10-year-old son Barron looks like a “date-rapist-to-be.”
Spinola followed up his now-deleted tweet with a second now-deleted tweet in which he said he hoped Barron would one day rape his mother.
“I don’t want my Mom to get raped, but if she does I hope it’s by Barron Trump,” he wrote. “Small pp [sic] would be painless and we’d win lots of money in court.”
The stand up comedian — and self-proclaimed “Master of Cum” — would go on to apologize Monday morning.
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