During the February 21 episode of Comedy Central’s show, “Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson Back of the Bus Funny,” comedian Keith Robinson introduced his tirade by stating how easily offended people have become these days to what others say.
“Even criminals have the nerve to be sensitive about what the hell you say to them. Pedophiles don’t want to be called pedophiles. They want to be called priests.”
The audience responded with nervous laughter. “That was a delicious joke. I don’t give a damn about what nobody say [his illiteracy], that was a delicious joke.”
Robinson then attacked someone who didn’t clap, wondering “What the hell is your problem?” He then asked, “Are you Catholic, sir? Did a priest ever get to you? Put some baby oil on your feet so you couldn’t run in the marble hall?”
We don’t keep track of how many times comedians featured on Comedy Central attack rabbis or imams, but we doubt it happens often. Jews are respected, Muslims are feared, and Catholics are hated—not just on Comedy Central, but in the entertainment industry in general.
A few weeks later, Comedy Central was at it again when a game show contest on “@Midnight” featured Neal Brennan responding to a question by host Chris Hardwick about confession. “Forgive me father for I have sinned, I went to Catholic school growing up. While I was never molested, I did f*** a few priests.” Not surprisingly, he won the contest. Here’s why.
On the premier of his own show, which aired January 19, 2014, Brennan commented that he went to Catholic school for 12 years. “No, I didn’t get molested, I f***** a few priests, but I didn’t get molested.”
Are the creative talents in such short supply at Comedy Central that the writers have to go back to the sewer to deliver another assault on priests?