Might be a slightly misleading title, but bear with me and you'll get it. There's a comedian here called Jimmy Carr (boy I hope you know who he is) and he's gotten into trouble. Again. He's a very very dark comedian. Absolutely nothing is sacred to him, he's joked about disability, cancer, rape, you name it he's probably made a joke about it. This particular time he's been in trouble for making the joke "Why do they call them sunshine variety buses when all the kids look the fucking same?". I trust you it'd be funnier if he said it, he's deadpan, he can anything with a straight face, an he's a God of joke delivery.
I say this is again because a few years ago he was in trouble for making a joke about the soldiers coming back from the war maimed and missing limbs and how it means we're going to have a great paralympics team. Now, again, bad taste, BUT actual maimed soldiers in the audience were pissing themselves with laughter. They found it funny and other people found it offensive for them.
Jimmy has defended himself by saying that it's fine to take the mick out of disabled people because THEY ARE NORMAL TOO. This is the absolute truth. When it comes to comedy, nothing is sacred, and everything is permitted (See told you the title would make sense). At least, that's how it should work.
These jokes were made at live shows, not on TV, so it's not like our children were subjected to this. If you pay to go to a comedians show you know what you should expect. You don't go to a Jimmy Carr gig to see him make family friendly jokes, you know he's going to stab the line and kick it in its balls. A comedian should be allowed to say anything they want at a live show and on DVD's there is deleted content that a comedian or the DVD maker knows that the joke would be too bad, and I think comedians will usually make their routine safe for an audience.
I personally love Jimmy Carr, he's great at one liners, and has made a two word joke. "Dwarf shortage" (like I said, it's funnier when he says it). He made this after making a four word joke the tour before "Venison's dear, isn't it?" (dear means expensive just in case you didn't know, and Venison is Deer).
Nothing is sacred and everything is permitted, and if you are paying a lot of money to go to a comedy show, go see someone who you know you'll like. You go to Jimmy Carr to have your morals tested, and to be reaffirmed that he has no morals. People draw comparisons between Jimmy Carr and Frankie Boyle, but this just isn't fair, Jimmy Carr is a lot funnier, and doesn't just attack people all the time. If you like dark humour, and have few morals, I do recommend checking Jimmy Carr out.