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Fat Jokes

Rant of the Day: Rex Reed calls Melissa McCarthy a Hippo

Ashbey Riley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women
Ashbey Riley

It's not OK to put a woman down for being overweight. It's a cheap shot, it's cruel and for a professional, it's completely unacceptable.

Today's Comedian: Rock Star or Health Junkie?

Leslie Goshko | Posted 08.10.2012 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Could it be that the old rock 'n' roll party days of comedy are being exchanged for gym memberships and seltzer waters? Could it be that comedians and the comedy community are actually becoming *gulp* health conscious?

Is Fat-Bashing Ever Okay?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.12.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Fat jokes, demeaning comments delivered in a sarcastic tone, are a staple on comedies but despite the tired laugh-track, they're not at all funny.

WATCH: Letterman Writer Attempts Non-Fat Chris Christie Jokes

Posted 11.29.2011 | Comedy

David Letterman got a lot of flack for his fat-joke-laden Chris Christie Top Ten List on Tuesday. So Wednesday night, he attempted to make amends, by ...

RIcky Gervais Defends His Fat Jokes

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Comedian Ricky Gervais has caught flack over comments he made about overweight people in an audio, and has taken to his blog to defend himself. In ...