Daniel Tosh’s show debut causes few ripples at Comic-Con
Comedian Daniel Tosh has faced criticism over jokes he told recently in which he reference rape.
July 14th, 2012
10:52 AM ET

Daniel Tosh’s show debut causes few ripples at Comic-Con

In light of the controversy comedian Daniel Tosh created by joking about rape in a comedy club recently, his upcoming Comedy Central cartoon "Brickleberry" seemed to be at a crucial juncture at Comic-Con.

The animated show about forest rangers focuses on adult characters. Rumors swirled (but even RumorFix commenters were pointing out inaccuracies) in the run up to the panel that the cartoon was frantically getting scrubbed of any rape jokes before its Comic-Con debut.

The panel on Friday afternoon was hardly packed, but was populated with Tosh-faithful.  The pilot for "Brickleberry," which was shown at the panel, is an equal opportunity offender – with or without the reportedly excised rape jokes. It was, however, all about jokes involving animal cruelty, abuse of the disabled, sexist jokes, racial jokes, bestiality jokes, you name it.

"As sick and twisted as that [pilot] is, it was actually pretty tame compared to what comes after," said voice actor Tom Kenny, who plays Woody on the show. Kenny is better known for voicing SpongeBob Squarepants. FULL POST

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Fan's death puts spotlight on Comic-Con chaos, 'Twilight'
Traffic in San Diego's Gaslamp District on Tuesday, at the corner of 5th Avenue and L street.
July 11th, 2012
02:34 PM ET

Fan's death puts spotlight on Comic-Con chaos, 'Twilight'

On Monday, 'Twilight" fans were already lined up to see the popular franchise's final panel Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con.

Far from a rowdy bunch, the "Twi-hards," as the fan group calls itself, quietly and insistently brought their sleeping bags, snacks and comfy chairs to the lawn adjacent to Hall H and waited for official lines to start, despite convention organizers' advice not to line up before an official queue could be organized for the historically packed panel.

One of those fans, 53-year-old Gisela Gagliardi, was killed near the convention center when walking across the intersection at Harbor Drive and Fifth Avenue in downtown San Diego just before 9:30 am on Tuesday.

While crossing the street against oncoming traffic that had a green light, Gagliardi tripped and fell against a moving car. She died en route to the hospital. FULL POST

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