What's that line about comedy equaling tragedy plus time? To Dane Cook, less than a week is all the time that's required.
Cook joked about the July 20 Aurora, Colo., Dark Knight Rises massacre during his stand-up routine Thursday at Los Angeles' Laugh Factory, The Daily Caller reports:
"So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. And I don't know if you've seen the movie, but the movie is pretty much a piece of crap. Yeah, spoiler alert.
"I know that if none of that would have happened, pretty sure that somebody in that theater, about 25 minutes in, realizing it was a piece of crap, was probably like, 'Ugh, (expletive) shoot me,'" Cook said.
The audience's response? Initial scattered groans were quickly drowned out by laughter and cheers.
Last Friday, just after the shooting, Cook struck an entirely different note in an interview: "Yeah, I mean this is just, it's impossible to kind of piece it together when an experience like this happens. I just would say that my thoughts, prayers are to the families and the people that were devastated by this. It's certainly unreal."