5 Biggest Career-Costing Jokes

CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 20:  Comedian Stephen...

CHARLESTON, SC – JANUARY 20: Comedian Stephen Colbert hosts a rally with former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain at the College of Charleston on January 20, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. Colbert held the event with Cain, titled ‘Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally’, as part of his pseudo-run for president of ‘The United States of South Carolina.’ (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)


In the world of comedy, there are few things that are off limits. People have made jokes about the President of the United States, race relations and just about anything else you can think of. However, there are limits to when and where you can say such things. The rule of thumbs to follow is “if you are not a professional comedian, then certain things may be off limit to you” and “even if you are a professional comedian, there are still things that are off limits.” This didn’t stop a few individuals from making jokes when they were not at all appropriate. This article will touch on some of the biggest comedy blunders of the past.


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