The London comedian appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Roast of Rob Lowe’
Jimmy Carr made the ultimate low-blow joke that referenced the 9/11 terrorist attacks this week.
Carr appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast of Rob Lowe, which aired in the UK in the early hours of this morning – the 15th anniversary of the tragedy.
The joke, which visibly shocked members of the audience, referenced Saturday Night Live comedian Peter Davidson and his father, a firefighter who sadly died during the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
“I’m appalled that people would come here and make jokes about the sacrifice Pete’s heroic father made on 9/11,” Carr began. “This is not the roast of Pete Davidson’s father. That was in 2001.”
Actor Rob Lowe was shown mouthing the words “wow, wow”, while Peter Davidson smiled awkwardly.
Watch Carr’s Roast segment below, the 9/11 moment is at two minutes 30 seconds:
The comedian, who started the show in 2013, tweeted the news of the show’s end while discussing the controversy surrounding one of the show’s writers.
Kurt Metzger, a staff writer on Inside Amy Schumer, wrote on Facebook in support of fellow comedian Aaron Glaser, who has been accused of sexual assault.
Metzger accused Glaser’s alleged victim of not going to the police with her complaint, calling her “weak” and of “talking nonsense”.
Schumer initially said she was “so saddened and disappointed” in Metzger’s comments. Then, in a further tweet last month added: “I didn’t fire Kurt. He isn’t a writer on my show because we aren’t making the show anymore. There are no writers for it.”