*The last thing a comic wants to ask an audience after joking about a recent horrific event is… “Too Soon?” If the crowd’s reaction prompts the question, usually the answer is…“yes.”
The timing of such humor is tricky, admits “Last Comic Standing” host and “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star JB Smoove.
“Comics are the only people who can go onstage after a tragedy and make light of it,” he tells EURweb. “There’s a way of doing it clever and smart, [where] people are relieved and say, ‘Damn, I didn’t think about it like that. That’s funny,’ as opposed to someone who’s just abrasive for the hell of it.”
Smoove continues below: