11 Comedians Whose Risky Humor Got Them in Big-Time Trouble

11 Comedians Whose Risky Humor Got Them in Big-Time Trouble

When it comes to comedians, a lot of people like their humor to be safe; it's the jokes that they know won't get them into trouble and that they can tell without worrying about who might be offended. However, there are also comedians out there who take risks with their humor, opting for jokes that might be offensive or eyebrow-raising. While these comedians may not be for everyone, they're definitely worth checking out if you're looking for something different.

It takes guts to be a comedian. You have to be unafraid of public ridicule and willing to make yourself the brunt of jokes. But some comedians take things too far, testing the boundaries of good taste and risking public outrage.

From losing a job to getting tossed in the pokey, comedy missteps can get funny people into dangerously hot water. Here are 11 times mentioned that comedians who push the envelope with their humor sometimes cross the line into offensive territory.

Mae West spent 8 days in jail for performing her play Sex. The comedy about power dynamics between men and women was a sensation, especially after West's arrest. She was a very, very canny reader of her audiences, says cultural historian Marybeth Hamilton, and a very canny reader of her own publicity. CRACKED.COM



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