PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Comedy Central says it plans to delete a joke about victims of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people from the upcoming broadcast of a roast of Charlie Sheen.
Network spokeswoman Aileen Budow says the joke delivered by Jackass comedian Steve-O will be omitted from the final edit of the “Roast of Charlie Sheen” airing on Sept. 19. The comedian’s real name is Stephen Glover.READ MORE: 2 Hanover Street Banks Robbed Within 10-Minute Timeframe
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Rhode Island comedian David Kane, whose son 18-year-old Nicholas O’Neill died in the fire, says he was insulted by the remark.
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